Caps Get 2 Points from Calgary
The Caps ended their road trip with a win at Calgary last night and Richard Zednik got the puck in the net twice. I'm glad to see Zednik make some goals after being in a scoring drought this year and even more thrilled to see the Caps net 5 points out of a possible 8 on this roadtrip against some strong teams. It's a big improvement from last year. Not that the Caps don't have a long list of things to work on, but putting up a good showing on their first road trip is encouraging this early in the season.
Danius Zubrus got the other 2 goals last night. Ovie assisted on 2 goals for Zubie & Zednik and was all over the ice last night delivering some hard hits. Olie remained stellar in goal with 37 saves. The win placed Olie in a tie for 33rd place on the all time win list with Ken Dryden. Keep up the good work Olie.
On an interesting note, I read on the fan boards this morning that GM George McPhee is thinking about calling up a scorer from the Hershey Bears as he continues to shift the lines around to find the best performing combinations for the Caps. McPhee was apparently interviewed on Calgary radio about this. The buzz from the fan boards - maybe it's time to bring up Tomas Fleischman, a left winger who had a breakout year with Hershey last year, scoring 30 goals & 33 assists and, this year, he has already scored 8 points in 7 games.
I'm sure we'll hear the official news on this soon. Back to home ice and the Atlanta Thrashers who fell to the Maple Leafs last night, 4-2.
Let's go Caps!