Caps @ Devils 11-14-2009 Post-Mortem
That will be the LAST time we go to a game watch party... Onto the Battle Damage Assessment....
- Earlier today we said that the Caps would be well served to get out to a fast start and build an early lead, they did exactly that with two goals in 37 seconds with just over 5 minutes gone in the game.
- The Power Play needed only 52 seconds and one shot to convert their only opportunity tonight.
- Tonight's top line of Niklas Backstrom, Alexander "Slappy" Semin, and Tomas Fleischmann were -3, -2, and -4 respectively for a big fat -9 combined. Get well soon Mike Knuble.
- And speaking of Backstrom, 2-8 in the faceoff circle tonight.
- Boyd Gordon made his return tonight only to exit once again with a back injury.
- Normally, allowing only 23 shots on goal would be considered good, but when you give up five goals, we shudder to think that would have happened had more shots been taken by New Jersey. Jose "Alvin, Simon," Theodore did not have the bounce-back game he was looking for as the Devils were picking the corners on him practically all night.
- After driving the net the past few games, the Caps got very far away from that tonight. Too many perimeter shots and not enough traffic creating havoc in front of Martin Brodeur. That's not how they built the four game winning streak.
- Slappy's turnover in the second period leading to Zack Parise's game winning breakaway goal earns the John "Coach's Pet" Erskine Bowles Bonehead Play of the Game Award tonight.
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