Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Game #40 Recap - Capitals 6 Senators 3

The Capitals fought off a not so good start and came from 2-goals down to dominate and soundly defeat the Ottawa Senators 6-3. Ottawa started the game scoring twice in the first 5-minutes of the game. The Caps came back with 5 consecutive goals. They even shook a large monkey off their back as Mike Green scored on a 5-on-3 advantage 52-seconds into the second period. The Senators came back with a goal in the third period but gave up an empty net goal to Boyd Gordon to seal the Washington victory. Together with Saturday's win, the Caps swept the home-and-home series with Ottawa and outscored the first place Senators 14-9 in the two games. They travel to Boston on Thursday for their first meeting of the year with the Bruins.

Of Note:
  • 5 Capital players had multiple point games; Green (2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points), Gordon (1,1,2), Laich (1,1,2), Michal Nylander (1,1,2), Alex Ovechkin (0,2,2).
  • Laich had the game winner and went 8-1 in the face-off circle.
  • The Caps won the face-off battle 43-30 overall but were out shot by the Senators 34-26.
  • Alexander Semin and Tom Poti both played for a brief time before leaving with injuries.
  • Shaone Morrisonn played a team high 25:47 and had 4 blocked shots and a +3 rating.
  • Victor Kozlov broke a 23-game goalless drought with the Caps first tally at 5:15 of the first period.
  • Ovechkin extended his scoring streak to 7-games. He has 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in those games.
  • The Capitals are 5-2-3 in their last 10 games.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

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