Sunday, October 12, 2008

Post-game thoughts...: Caps vs. Blackhawks

What a win! Well here's some quick observations and thoughts to munch on until the next pre-Cap!

2-point night!

Fourth Line Success
Brashear, Bradley and Steckel are playing well. They earned a goal in Saturday's game, and Steckel notched a goal against Atlanta. This line is dangerous because it can score and punch your lights out.

You can't keep a good man down
Ovechkin rebounded with 2 goals against the Blackhawks, and Boudreau led his team to a hard-fought win after a poor effort. Coincidence? I think not.

Slow starter
Jose Theodore has a record of 2-5-1 with a 3.00 GAA when starting in season opening games.

The Garbage Man
Brooks Laich is a perfect fit for the second line. Alongside skill players Sergei Fedorov and Alex Semin, Laich adds a degree of grit and, as witnessed Saturday, some garbage-goal skills.

Clarkie, oh Clarkie, where art thou Clarkie?
Chris Clark only logged 10:40 of ice time against the Blackhawks. He was second to last, with Brashear only skating 8:56. Clark was a -1.

The number of lazy penalties committed by Semin 2 games into the season.


  1. it sounds like Clark re-aggravated his groin.

    not good news at all.

  2. GO CAPITALS!!! And keep the blogs coming!


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