Friday, February 1, 2008

Game #52 Recap - Capitals 5 Canadians 4 (OT)

It was the Alex Ovechkin show last night at Verizon Center. The Capitals Left Winger had 4 goal and an assist, including the game-winning goal in overtime, in the Caps 5-4 overtime victory. Ovechkin now leads the league in goals and points and is now on pace for 68 goals. The team did what it had to do in order to secure the 2-points in the standings. It took going to overtime following a Montreal game-tying goal with 29-seconds left in regulation time. It was a physical battle as the two teams dealt a total of 49 recorded hits in the game. In the end Ovechkin was the difference.

Of Note:
  • The 4-goal 1-assist performance equaled the highest offensive output in his career. He accomplished the feat on Dec. 29th in Ottawa. Alex moves past Dmity Khristich into 14th place in All-Time Caps goal scorers list with 141 career goals, he ties Rick Green and Jeff Halpern for 29th on the Caps All-Time Assist list, and he ties Alan Haworth at 24th on the points list with 268. His 19th career game-winning goal ties him with Sergei Gonchar and Craig Laughlin at 14th on the Caps All-Time List. He also recorded his 1,100th shot on goal.
  • The Caps out shot Montreal 38-21 and out drew the Canadians in face-offs 32-28.
  • Victor Kozlov recored a 3-point night with a goal and 2 assists. Kozlov and Ovechkin were both +4 on the night.
  • Mike Green had a 2-point night with assists on Ovechkin's final two goals.
  • Other players recording assists were Milan Jurcina, Jeff Schultz, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Poti.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

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