Friday, December 19, 2008

Game #33 Recap - Capitals 4 Blues 2

The Capitals picked up another victory at home to improve their home record 13-1-1. They defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 with Viktor Kozlov picking up 2 goals and an assist. The Caps looked rather pedestrian in the win but a win is a win. Goalie Simeon Varlamov got the his second win in only his second NHL appearance. The goal tending future is looking bright for the Caps. Unfortunately for the Caps, both Mike Green and Alex Semin did not finish the game due to injury. The Caps have already lost over 150 man-games due to injury and that number is continuing to increase. The Caps keep putting up the wins so whatever they are doing seems to be working out. Let's just hope that trend continues.

Of Note:
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the season. He now stands as the 7th most prolific goal scorer in Capitals history. In the last two games his has surpassed Dale Hunter, Michal Pivonka and Dennis Maruk.He is currently 3rd in the NHL with 43 points on the season.
  • The Capitals have won 5 games in a row and 7 of their last 8.
  • On the power play both teams scored 1 goal on 5 attempts.
  • Tomas Fleischmann scored his 11th goal this season. It was also his 3th game-winner tying him with Alexander Semin for the team lead.
  • Semin recorded an assist and has 1 point in 5 consecutive games.
  • For only the 9th time in 33 games this season the Caps were out drawn in the face-off circle. They won 26 and lost 32 (44.8%).
  • For the 5th consecutive game the Caps gave up more than 30 shots.
  • Ovechkin also led the hit parade with 5 hits. He has 112 on the season is tied for 2nd most in the NHL.
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