Saturday, January 26, 2008

Game #50 Recap - Capitals 2 Maple Leafs 1

The Capitals slow craw up the standings is continuing after a brief speed bump in Toronto. The Caps took the second game of the home-and-home series 2-1 at Verizon Center on Thursday. For those depressed, woe is me, Leafs fans they can always think of it as two overtime losses instead of a win and a loss, A Keki? The Caps on the other hand have not lost consecutive games since coach Boudreau took over on Thanksgiving and are 7-3-0 in their last ten. Most of the team will get a break for the All-Star weekend. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will be in Atlanta for the festivities. Following the break there are 32 games remaining on the schedule. From a statistical point of view, to reach the 92 point number that seems to be the magical playoff number the Caps need 41 points or win the Division outright. They are 1 point behind Carolina right now and have 14 games remaining in Division Play. From a fan's perspective they just need to keep playing as they have been the last month and the numbers will take care of themselves.

Of Note:
  • Brooks Laich and Steve Eminger played their 200th game as Capitals.
  • Alex Ovechkin assisted on both Capital's goals. He now has points in 7 straight games with 13 points over those games. He leads the NHL with 39 goals and is third in the League with 65 points.
  • Brent Johnson stopped 31 of 32 shots and was rewarded with the games #1 star.
  • The Capitals Offense has averaged 3.50 goals per game over the last ten games.
  • Viktor Kozlov registered the game-winning goal and has 5 goals in his last 4 games.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats


Timothy said...

I agree, Keki is woeful.

Joe said...

He definitely can be but that's why they made Flanagan's.

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