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