Thursday, January 11, 2007

Caps Sweep Flyers for the 1st Time Ever

This young Caps team made franchise history by sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers this year in a 6-2 win at Verizon Center on Tuesday. Ben Clymer scored the first goal 15 seconds into the game. Ovie scored 2 goals and 1 assist to put him at the top of the goal scoring leader board again and Semin put one in on the power play. And much to the delight of Capitals fans, Donald Brashear scored his 1st goal of the season. Sutherby wrapped up the game with a goal in the 3rd.

Apparently, Glen Hanlon wasn't too happy with the Caps performance even though they won. The Caps have a bad tendancy to get lazy when they're ahead and I think that was Hanlon's issue but they got 2 standings points that were desperately needed after their last losing streak.

My favorite quotes from the Caps on the Flyers game came from this Washington Post article yesterday.

Donald Brashear raves about being with the Caps and thinks the fan must like him after the ovation he received from getting his 1st goal. I think a lot of Capitals fans, myself included, were a little leery of Donald Brashear coming to play here but I think he's great. He's a team leader and contributor.

Alex Ovechkin says that the Caps are making history now by sweeping the Flyers but you have to read the quote to appreciate Ovie's humor. But, the quote makes me realize the Ovie will never understand how badly Caps fans hate Pittsburgh...because of history.

The Caps go on a 4 game road trip starting tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Let's go Caps!

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