Thursday, October 15, 2009

Best 3rd Period This Season

The Washington Capitals played the 3rd period tonight like it mattered.  Gee, sometimes that makes the difference between wins and losses so I'm happy they stuck with it and won this game considering they've lost three in a row.

My highlights:
  • Alex Ovechkin breaks a long losing streak against San Jose and scores on Evgeni Nabokov, not once, but twice off of Mike Knuble.  The one puck that Knuble handled and back-handed to Ovie for the first score was a thing of beauty.
  • Prior to that, Alexander Semin started the scoring in the first period by scoring off of a Nicklas Backstrom  pass to him from across the crease in between Brooks Laich and a Shark defender.   It was sick.
  • I wish every Washington Capital played with the heart and hustle that Quintin Laing exhibits every single time he's on the ice.
  • What happened to Jose Theodore?  He's been playing like a man in the zone and, now, he's hurt.  Arghhh.....  Semyon Valamov played capably in Theo's absence and I'm glad to see him get the chance.
  • Matt Bradley - fan favorite - grabs goal number two.
  • Brendan Morrison looks like a good pick up to me.  We'll see, as the season progresses, but I like the way this guy is playing and he can keep up with Ovie.

For the first time in 12 tries, the Caps beat the Sharks.  Yeah.  

The Nashville Predators are coming to town on Saturday.

Let's go Caps!

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