Thursday, January 10, 2008

Game #43 Recap - Capitals 2 Avalanche 1

Sorry Lindsey, the Caps were more than Colorado could bear last night. In a defensive battle the Caps defeated the Av's 2-1 with all the goals scored in the third period. For the Capitals, the third and fourth lines came through as the top lines were held in check. Donald Brashear and David Steckel scored for Washington. Ollie Kolzig played well in goal allowing only 1 goal on 19 shots. The Caps are 5-2-3 in their last 10 games and with last nights victory they moved 1 point ahead of Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings. The Caps are slowly moving back into the play-off picture and are starting to gain momentum. Now they get a 4 day break before a stretch of 7 games in 11 nights. Get some rest boys and keep up the good effort.

Of Note:
  • The victory was the Caps 10th straight in games played on Jan. 9th. The last defeat coming in 1986.
  • Assisting last night were Brooks Laich, Boyd Gordon, Milan Jurcina, and Matt Bradley.
  • The Caps out shot Colorado 23-19 and out drew them in the face-off dot 34-24.
  • For his effort Kolzig was named 3rd Star of the night by the NHL.
  • Steve Eminger had a good outing. He had 4 hits, 1 blocked shot and a +1 rating in 10:13 of icetime.
  • Laich and Quintin Laing blocked 3 shots a piece and the Caps blocked 18 shots overall.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

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