Sunday, January 07, 2007

What a Win Against Atlanta

That was fun watching the Caps beat the Thrashers 3-2 in overtime last night. Of course, if the Thrashers had won, I wouldn't be saying it was fun! Semin started the scoring in the 1st (Ovie & Olie assisted - he's had a few assists this year), Ovie ended his 5-game scoring drought in the 2nd with a powerful wrist shot and Semin ended the game in overtime on a pretty shot going around Lehtonen to get it in the net. Olie played another stellar game. He's in the zone right now.

But, the Pass Shoot Score player of the game is Steve Eminger. That would be a complete shock to anyone who didn't watch the game. The 23-year old blue liner threw his body on the ice to block a shot and he made a gorgeous spin around the defender combined with a no look pass to Alexander Semin that ended up being the game winning goal. He played gritty hockey all game and actually look like he might start living up to his potential. If, if, if Eminger contines to play like he did last night, my hopes for an improved Capitals defense are going up.

On a side note, have you seen the Donald Breashear commercial yet? What a hoot. He's an enforcer for a sports broadcaster.

Caps play in Philly on Tues.

Let's go Caps!

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At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I totally agree with picking Eminger as the player of the game. Not only did he make a brilliant defenseive play on a breakaway by Kovalchuk, but I loved his hit on Holik. To see him put the 240 pounder on his ass was sweet!!!

I was also so glad that Ovie got his goal to break the slump.



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