Friday, December 12, 2008

Yeah, baby, Caps beat Senators 5-1

So, that's what happens when the Caps are healthy.  They beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1.  They got Mike Green and Sergei Fedorov back tonight and it showed as those two got the 2nd and 3rd stars of the game.  Feds and Greenie both had 3 point nights.

In the weird news of the day, the Caps had to dress their website producer, Brett Leonhardt as the backup goalie after Jose Theodore got injured in practice.  He's played Division III hockey and sometimes fills in for the Caps at practice, but tonight he got his 15 minutes of fame. Simeon Varlamov rushed to the airport from Houston where the Bears were playing and got to the phone booth during the first period game to take his place on the bench.  I'd like to see Varlamov tomorrow, but I don't want to see him killed by the Habs either so my guess is Johnson will play.

Brent Johnson got the first star of the game, deservedly so, as he stopped 32 of 33 shots on Ottawa.  He looked terrific again.

The SOB line continued to dominate with Alexander Semin getting 1 goal, Alex Ovechkin getting two and Nicklas Backstrom getting 3 assists.  I like the SOB line.

Does anybody want to play this team healthy?  I doubt it.

They play the Habs tomorrow night.

Let's go Caps.

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At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would Varlie get killed by the Habs?

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Caps Dreamer said...

I'm hoping he doesn't get killed because he played well in pre-season and he's played well for Hershey but he's still raw talent developing and I don't want him rushed. The Habs are beat up so that'll help.

He's the goalie prospect I'm most excited about. I'm just hoping I can find a way to see him play tonight as I'm out of town. Arghhh.

Thanks for the question.

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree with you. Varlie is definitely earning a spot in the NHL with his stellar 10-3 performance in Hershey, but it’s unclear whether he is ready for the NHL.

I interviewed Varlie in September and he was definitely looking forwarded to his NHL debut and playing in front of 18-20,000 fans. He will tonight and I hope the outcome is in his favor.


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