Thursday, November 4, 2010

Game #12 Recap: Caps 5 Toronto 4 (OT-SO)

It took the shootout to settle last night's game with the Maple Leafs. Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin each scored in the skills competition while Caps goalie Michael Nuevirth stopped both Toronto attempts he faced for the victory. Once again the Capitals allowed the first goal of the game only to come roaring back in the second period with three goals. They then allowed the Leafs back into the game by giving up 3 goal in about three minutes early in the third period. The Caps forced overtime when Semin scored a power play goal on a rebound with 6-minutes remaining in regulation. The overtime saw the Caps go on the power play but failed to score.

Of Note:
  • Michael Nuevirth now leads the league with 8 wins. He stopped 24 of 28 shots on the night.
  • Alexander Semin had 1 goal and 1 assist and has put up 5 points in his last 2 games.
  • Mike Green had an up and down game. He scored the Caps first goal but was a -3 on the night.
  • The power play has picked up for the team. They scored on 2 of 4 attempts and have 5 power play goals in the last 2 games. The penalty killer gave up 1 goal on 4 chances. 
  • Jason Chimera and Tomas Fleischmann had the other goals for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich had 2 assists each. Boyd Gordon, Matt Bradley, and John Carlson had 1 assist each.
  • The Capitals will face the Boston Bruins for the third time this season on Friday.
Official Recap
Game Summary
Event Summary
Shootout Summary

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