Sunday, December 21, 2008

Game #34 Recap - Capitals 1 Flyers 7

The Capitals came into this game looking to make a statement but were embarrassed 7-1. The first period looked good for the Caps who out shot the Flyers 25-6. Unfortunately, it was the Flyers who connected and lead 1-0 after the first. The second period was more of the same as Washington pounded out 14 more shots but Philly put up 2 more goals. The Caps changed goalies in the third but with no support the rout was on and Philly put 4 more on the board. Brooks Laich broke the shutout bid with his 8th goal of the season. To add to the misery Tom Poti was injured early and managed just 4:02 of ice time so the Caps had only 5 d-men for most of the game.

Of note:
  • In the first period Donald Brashear put a beat down on Flyers tough guy Riley Cote. The two squared off again in the third period and for the game The Donald racked up 26 penalty minutes on 6 penalties. He surpassed the 2,500 mark in penalty minutes for his career. That's nearly 42 hours in the sin bin!
  • With 15:12 of ice time, rookie Sean Collins had a pretty decent afternoon. He was a plus-1 with 1 hit, 1 takeaway and 2 blocked shots.
  • Alex Ovechkin was all over the place in this one with 12 shots on goal and 6 hits.
  • Milan Jurcina recorded 5 hits and 5 blocked shots.
  • The Caps out shot the Flyers 48 to 28 and won 35 of 68 face-offs.
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