Wednesday, November 15, 2006

2 More Standings Points

The Caps beat the Panthers 4-1 on Monday night which means they've won 4 of their last 5 games. Once again, the Caps won on the back of their goalie workhorse, Olie Kolzig, who had another 44 saves. The Caps have the highest shots against average in the NHL which means they really shouldn't be winning as many games as they are, but this young team is starting to believe they can win games and it shows. Tarik El-Bashir in his Washington Post article today said, "The Washington Capitals are one of the hottest teams in the NHL, having won four of five games entering tonight's meeting with the Boston Bruins." Wow, that's not something I read about the Caps every day.

Ovie added to his stats with his 12th goal of the season. Pettinger added a tally and Zubrus got 2 goals. Zubrus' 2nd goal was on an empty net in the final minutes, but he did have to work for that one, too, by getting past the Panther defenders.

I did learn some disturbing news today from the fan boards. Ovie has fired his agent and, apparently, his mother will be taking on that role for him. I have no idea what to think about this at this point, but anything that could cause Ovie to leave Washington will throw me into a serious funk. And, I have no doubt that there are many NHL teams out there salivating over the prospect of getting a player like Ovie. Stay tuned on this subject...

The puck will drop at Verizon Center in about an hour as the Caps host the Boston Bruins. Let's hope that Comcast actually manages to show the whole game without video problems since all of us fans watching missed Zubrus' 1st goal during the Panthers game. Very annoying!!!!

Let's go Caps!


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