Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Game #54 Recap - Capitals 4 Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Alex Ovechkin does it again! Another overtime, game-winning goal propelling the Caps past the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. This night, however, he did get a little more help from his friends as Alex Semin and Tom Poti scored goals. It was another come from behind win as the Caps gave up the first two goals of the game, including a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal to Rick Nash. But the story of the night is that the Caps needed 2 points in the standings and they got it. Now they head to Philly to face a Flyers team that is sporting an 8-2-0 record in their last 10.

Of Note:
  • Donald Brashear played in his 900th career game, he celebrated by recording 2 hits, 1 takeaway, 1 shot attemt blocked, a +1 rating and knocking out some of Ole-Kristian Tollefsen's teeth (although he did get a high sticking penalty for it).
  • Alex Ovechkin scored 2 goals to up his league leading total to 45. The game winner was the 20th of his career. The 2 points moves Alex into a tie with Sylvain Cote for 23rd on the Caps All-Time Scoring list.
  • Alexander Semin had no penalties and 1 goal. Hmm, pattern?
  • Brent Johnson stopped 28 of 31 shots he faced and had no help on the 2nd Rick Nash breakaway goal as the referee checked Shaone Morrisonn out of the play.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

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