Sunday, October 17, 2010

Game #5 Recap: Caps 3 Predators 2 (OT)

The Caps failed to show up for the first half of last night's game but their goalie stood on his head and kept the team in the game. In the end Micheal Nuevirth stopped 37 of 39 shots and was only bested by a deflection and a screened shot. Finally the team showed up in the third period, Alexander Semin scored on the power play and Tomas Fleischmann scored through a maze of players to knot the game at 2-2. In overtime it was the Alex Ovechkin show. AO drew a tripping penalty and assisted on the game-winner. Brooks Laich deflected Ovechkin's slap shot into the net for the win.

Of Note:
  • Micheal Nuevirth has started the first five games for the Capitals. He is 4-1-0 with a 0.930 save percentage and a 2.16 goals against average. Not bad for the 22-year old.
  • The Caps killed off all 6 Nashville power plays. The team killed off the all 21 power plays they have faced this season.
  • The Caps power play is starting to come alive. They scored 2 power play goals on 5 chances last night.
  • Defensemen Brian Fahey made his NHL debut last night. He would have liked a better game as he was -2 and had a puck go off his skate and into the net for a Nashville score.
  • Alex Ovechkin has scored or assisted on all 4 Capitals game-winning goals this season.
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