Friday, March 16, 2007

Caps vs. Maple Leafs 3-16-2007 Post-Mortem

Oh, so THAT'S what it feels like to win a hockey game... Onto the Battle Damage Assessment...

  • I see that the crack staff at the Phone Booth "fixed" the boards in the end the Caps shoot at twice again as Alexandre Giroux get his first career NHL goal off a funny bounce that eluded Andrew Raycroft.
  • Mike "BEAM ME UP" Green laid out Darcy Tucker at the Caps blueline. That my friends was a thing of beauty.
  • We didn't blow a lead at all tonight and only looked really out of sorts after giving up the goal to Nik Antropov.
  • Penalty Killers were 1 for 8 but killed off two 5-on-3's.


  • Yeah, he was +3, scored the game winning goal, had two assists, and was named the first star of the game but could somebody please tell me just what Alexander Semin is doing? He cherry picks on defense and when he gets the puck, he often heads back towards his own goal now. What is he thinking?
  • And speaking of enigmas how good could Kris Beech be if he tried?


  • A 1-for-9 showing on the Power Play. While there were some decent flurries, all too often our Power Play just runs two minutes off the clock. This is still something that needs a lot of work in the off season.
  • Your typical Dave Jackson officiated game. I personally liked the high sticking call on Mr. Donald Brashear when Donald's stick never came in contact with Darcy Tucker.
  • Pavel Kubina:

So we finally snapped the losing streak and helped out a Divisional foe in the process. It was far from perfect and we've played better games. But the important thing is that we won for the first time in ten games and now have some small reason to feel better about ourselves. Lets hope we now settle into the role of spoilers and can get heading back in the direction we need to.

It has been... A TWO POINT NIGHT!!!



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