Saturday, October 20, 2007

Caps vs. Penguin Scum 10-20-2007 Post-Mortem

Well, at least it was an exciting game... Onto the Battle Damage Assessment...

THE GOOD:
  • I have to be honest, not a whole lot to complain about tonight. Just couldn't get some bounces (and calls) to go our way.
  • When Brian Pothier is dropping people, the Caps are hitting everything in sight and the Canadian Diving Team Captain, Secondary Assist Cindy Crosby was getting knocked around like a rag doll all night long.
  • Brent Johnson played a good game tonight and for the first time in three games, the Caps got the big saves they needed in the third period.

THE BAD:

  • What was Mike Hazenfrantz calling boarding on Shaone Morrrissonnn in the second period? The player he hit wasn't anywhere near the boards and barely touched them after sliding into them. Michael Nylander's goaltender interference call was a total joke too.
  • How in the world did all four officials miss Jordan Staal's high sticking of Mike "BEAM ME UP" Green? Though I have to say, I thought Green would be tossed after he got Canadian Diving Team Captain, Secondary Assist Cindy Crosby, with a high stick.
  • So much for simplifying things. While I won't complain too much about the attempts at pretty plays in the offensive zone, I don't want to see these quick passes in front of our own goaltender ever again. Three times tonight we made those high risk passes and on one of them, Johnny had to be on his guard.

THE UGLY:

  • The Power Play (0-3 on the night) was outshot once again. This is getting to the point where I think the refs are doing us a favor for not calling penalties on our opponents (especially when goaltenders throw their blockers in the face of our forwards).

Much to the chagrin of a number of Penguin Scum fans, this was a game between two evenly matched teams. As a matter of fact, I think you could easily say that the Caps outplayed the Penguin Scum but came away with a loss because of bad luck. A loss like tonight's is something that gives Caps fans hope for the future because with all the over hyped talent of the Penguin Scum, the Caps aren't too far behind them if at all.

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