Friday, November 7, 2008

Game #12 Recap - Capitals 3 Hurricanes 2

Alexander Semin scored 2 goals in the final minutes to propel the Caps to a 3-2 win over Carolina. In a game that featured choppy and disjointed play the Caps were able to pull out a victory in dramatic fashion. Brent Johnson had another good effort in the net stopping 32 of 34 shots. Overall, an ugly win for the Caps.

Of Note:
  • Alexander Semin's two goals gives him 84 in his career and he moves ahead of Jaromir Jagr into 29th place on the Capitals All-Time Goal Scoring list. The last goal was also his 12th game-winner in his career.
  • Alex Ovechkin did not score a goal but had the primary assist for all 3 Caps goals. Ovechkin registered a team-high 7 hits.
  • The Caps failed to score on 3 power play attempts. The Caps did not allow Carolina to score with the man advantage in 2 attempts including 1:03 of 5-on3.
  • The Caps did very well in the face-off circle winning 35 of 55 draws (64%).
  • Sergei Fedorv scored his 4th goal of the season and reached a milestone with his 3,900th career shot on goal.
  • Three Caps D-men recorded assists: Jeff Schultz, Tom Poti, and Mike Green.
  • Donald Brashear put a beatdown on Wade Brookbank in a second period fight.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Event Summary

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