Friday, December 5, 2008

Game #26 Recap - Capitals 5 Islanders 2

After being scolded by their coach for their effort on Tuesday, the Caps came out and took it to the Islanders 5-2. The game started with the Caps buzzing around the Islander zone and scoring on two power plays. However, they could not put the game out of reach and the Islanders came back and tied the game at 2-2. The Caps then took control in the third, they out shot New York 18 to 8 in the period and scored 3 goals. Secondary scoring was the key as Donald Brashear got the game-winner and Eric Fehr added an insurance marker. It was Brashear's first goal of the season and couldn't have come at a better time.

Of Note:
  • Alex Ovechkin had 1 goal and 2 assists. He moved ahead of Steve Konowalchuk and tied Hall of Famer Larry Murphy for 16th place on the Capitals All-time point scoring list.
  • The Caps were 3 for 5 on the power play and killed off 7 of 8 Islander power play attempts.
  • Brashear's goal was his 10th as a Capital and 1st game-winner.
  • The Caps were credited with a season low 5 hits in the game. They recorded a season high of 47 shots on goal.
  • Brent Johnson got the win stopping 27 of 29 shots he faced.
  • Karl Alzner and Bryan Helmer each recorded their first points as a member of the Caps. For Alzner it was his first NHL point ever, however, in 5 games he has yet to record a hit.
  • Viktor Kozlov and Nicklas Backstrom each scored a goal in the game. Milan Jurcina and Brooks Laich each had 2 assists. Sami Lepisto had an assist.
Official Recap
Game Summary
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