Saturday, December 27, 2008

Game #36 Recap - Capitals 3 Sabres 2

What can you say about Alex Ovechkin? The guy is absolutely unbelievable. If you haven't seen his goal from last night then check it out here. It was just another reminder of how good this guy can be. And that goal proved to be the game-winner for the Caps. The Caps won 3-2 over the Sabres and have won 9 of their last 11 games. The Caps also got their Captain, Chris Clark, back from injury. He played on the forth line and delivered 4 hits. It is inconceivable how this team has responded to the injury situation. Even with 7 regulars out of the lineup the Caps have moved into 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and hold a 14-1-1 record at home. It is a true testament to the depth of the organization and the ability of their head coach to make all the pieces fit.

Of Note:
  • At 14-1-1 the Caps hold the 2nd best home record in the league only San Jose, at 18-0-2, is better.
  • Viktor Kozlov scored his 4th goal in 4 games on a blazing slap shot from the right wing, Mike Gartner would be proud.
  • With 2 assists on the night, Bryan Helmer was named the 1st Star of the Game.
  • Boyd Gordon deflected a point drive from Milan Jurcina for his 3 goal of the season.
  • The Caps gave up 1 goal on the power play and had one of their own disallowed because of goalie interference.
  • Alex Ovechkin is a shooting machine. He recorded 8 shots on goal, had 8 attempts blocked and missed the net on 3 others. Add in his disallowed goal shot and that's 20 attempts in this game. In the last 3 games he has taken 33 shots on goal and moved ahead of Michal Pivonka for 6th most shots on goal in Caps history with 1,479.
  • Jose Theodore stopped 22 of 24 shots for his 10th win of the season.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Event Summary

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