Michal Nuevirth started in goal and played two periods giving up 2 goals on 26 shots. Darren Machesney played the third period saving all 3 shots he faced. In the two game the young goalies have done quite well. They have a lot to work on but there is some real good talent there. It will be interesting to see where the organization goes with the three because it looks like any of them could be an AHL starter.
Speaking of the AHL, there should be a few assignments coming up as Hershey starts training camp on Friday.
- Chris Clark had a good first game back. He had 2 assists and a roughing penalty. Sounds like mid-season form to me.
- Ovechkin's line 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, 2 PIMs (slashing), 8 shots on goal, 2 attempts blocked, 2 missed shots, 4 hits, 1 giveaway, 1 blocked shot, 1 lost faceoff, and the #2 Star of the Game. Typical.
- Bourque had 1 assisit to go with his goal and took the #1 Star of the Game. John Erskine, Boyd Gordon and Mike Green each had an assist.
- First fight of the preseason goes to Josh Godfrey followed 2 seconds later by Grant McNeill.
- The game was full of penalties with the Caps converting 3 of 9 with the man advantage and killing 7 of 9 Carolina power plays.
- Boyd Gordon was, as usual, the faceoff leader winning 11 and losing 6.
- Nylander took the game's #3 Star.