Friday, April 04, 2008

Ovie makes history, Caps roll on 4-1 over TBL

Alex Ovechkin netted #64 to pass Luc Robitaille for all time goals scored in an NHL season by a left winger. He also netted #65, yet another game winning goal for Ovie, at 7:50 in the 3rd period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Boyd Gordon and Tom Pothi added goals in the 3rd to keep the Caps playoff hopes alive. Nicklas Backstrom got assist #54, tying Ovie's single season assist record for a Cap's rookie. It took until the 3rd period of the game for the Caps to lead making it another stomach pain inducing game to watch for Caps fans. This season has aged me!

The Caps still aren't in control of their destiny but they currently sit in 8th place tied with Boston. All the playoff permutations are nicely summarized in Tarik's article in the Post today. Tonight will be another nerve wracking night of scoreboard watching.

And, the Caps have one more test tomorrow, the Florida Panthers. I told my other half Jeff when we ordered tickets for this season that tomorrow night's game, the last of the season, might be meaningful this year. Who knew how true that would be? I can't wait to be there wearing red.

Regardless of how this season ends, I'm extremely proud of this hockey team. It's been a blast since Thanksgiving.

Let's go Caps!

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