Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Game #64 Recap - Capitals 4 Wild 1

There was excitement around Washington Capitals Hockey yesterday. Management cemented its position of wanting to make the playoffs this year by trading for Cristobal Huet, Sergei Fedorov and Matt Cooke. The teams came out fired up and took it to the Western Conference's 6th place team. The Caps got the secondary scoring it was sorely missing the last couple of week. Brooks Liach, who has been playing very well of late, put up a 4-point night. The Caps big line was not given any room to run and the line of Laich, Tomas Fleischmann, and Eric Fehr took advantage. The Caps also took care of their own. After Chris Bourque was driven into boards from behind, David Steckel immediately came to his aid and fought Aaron Voros of the Wild. Later in the game Matt Bradley would fight Voros again for good measure. Olie Kolzig allowed only 1 goal on 35 shots and that was a deflected puck. The Caps need to keep up the intensity as Carolina won in overtime against New Jersey.

Of Note:
  • Brooks Laich was the #1 Star of the game scoring the first Caps goal, assisting on the next 2, then scoring the final goal in route to a 4-point night. Laich now has 13 goals and 10 assists on the season.
  • Tomas Fleischmann assisted on both Laich goals and now has 19 assists and 27 points on the season.
  • Alex Ovechkin has not scored a goal in 6 consecutive games matching the longest stretch in his career.
  • David Steckel was masterful in the face-off circle winning 8 of 9 draws.
  • The win was the 298th in Olie Kolzig's career.
  • Eric Fehr and Shaone Morrisonn each scored their first goal of the season. For Morrisonn it was his first Game-Winning-Goal in his career.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

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