Thursday, February 26, 2009

1 ugly loss followed by a close win over Atlanta

My new job is keeping me way too busy to blog on a timely basis, but I'm still able to watch (or go) to the games.  The ugly loss against the Philadelphia Flyers had me yelling at the TV and throwing my glasses as usual.  The Caps lost that game in a few minutes during the 3rd period when Philly scored 3 times.  Although those goals were scored at even strength (total defensive breakdowns by the Caps), the Caps also spent 18 minutes in the penalty box which has got to stop.  They're assessed the 4th most minor penalties in the NHL and that shows the lack of discipline from this team, at times.

The Caps played a more disciplined game against the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday as they only ended up in the penalty box 6 times.  But, they should have put away the team sitting in 14th place in the Eastern conference instead of letting them get within 1 goal with two minutes left in the game.  It was a short-handed goal no less.  

Goalie Michal Neuvirth got his 2nd win in a row.   The Caps future looks bright on the goal tending front.  Alexander Semin, 1 power play goal, 1 assist and no penalties got the first star of the game.  Mike Green, 1 power play goal and 1 assist got the second star of the game.

Let's go Caps!



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