Olie the Goalie Makes 48 Saves
Olie is 4-0 this year when he saves 40+ shots. Not that the Caps should be in this situation as often as they have been, but it's as if Olie gets into a zone when the shots are flying. Keep up the great work Olie! The Caps also spread the offense around against the Lighting to win 5-2 for the first time in 7 games. Goals were scored by Semin, Beech, Gordon, Clark and Ovie on an empty netter late in the third. Nice to see Semin get the puck in the net again and he also tallied an assist on Beech's goal.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch the scoring part of the game as I turned on the game in my car driving home from being out to dinner. As soon as I started listening, it seemed like the only thing the Caps were doing were getting penalties and falling apart, but they did manage to hang in there and come away with a win. I listened to the game - static and all - until I pulled up to my house with about 3 minutes left. My boyfriend Jeff had turned the game off in frustration afraid the Caps were going to lose again and I had to yell, "Turn the game back on there's only a couple of minutes left," which he didn't appreciate. But, we got through that. The passion of frustrated Caps fans can be intense!
Jeff Halpern returns to the Caps tonight as a Dallas Star. I'm sure it'll be an emotional reunion for the former Caps captain and Potomac native. However, most fans like Halpern so I doubt he'll be booed like Jagr.
Dallas is a good team so the Caps will have to play hard tonight. At least, they should be tired having played several games on the road in recent days. Since I have to teach a class tonight, I hope I'll be pleasantly surprised by the outcome when I get in my car.
Let's go Caps!