Caps vs. Flames 3-28-2010 Post-Mortem
So much for putting those questions about our defense and goaltending to rest... Onto the Battle Damage Assessment...
- Captain A.O. with a goal and assist tonight getting himself back on track and registering 100 points in a season for the fourth time in his five year career.
- "Mighty Mouse" Mathieu Perreault taking advantage of his recall by scoring a goal today.
- Yeah this one is kind of lame but after laying an egg in the first period, the Caps fought back to "win" the second and third periods 3-1, out shooting Calgary 30-10. Imagine what the Caps could have done had they played the first period?
- Jeff "Sergeant" Schultz, the favored defensive whipping boy, was only one the ice for one goal against and ended up even on the day because he was on the ice for a goal that the Caps scored.. Tom Poti, who inexplicably escapes criticism, was on the ice for 3 goals against today and ended up a -2 because one of the goals allowed was on the Power Play. Maybe, just maybe, Ranger and Islander fans have a point about Poti.
- The Penalty Killers were 1 for 2 today. It is us or has the Penalty Killing on the road, a problem all season long, gotten better while the Penalty Killing at home is starting to really struggle?
- Down 1-0 early and given a chance to get back into the game on the Power Play, the top rated unit couldn't generate a single shot on goal.
- No way to excuse Jose "Alvin, Simon," Theodore today who avoided a loss despite giving up three goals on just nine shots. He didn't have a chance on the last goal he allowed but just simply whiffed on the first two he allowed. None of the six saves that he made could be considered big saves.
- Mike "BEAM ME UP" Green had a adventurous day today. He took a highly suspect (in other words, Barbara Streisand) closing the hand on the puck penalty which led to a goal against. He then pulled up and avoided blasting Eric Nystrom with a clean shoulder to the chest in the neutral zone. Nystrom responded by blinding-side Green with a hit to the head. However, don't count on Nystrom becoming the first victim of the NHL's new headshot suggestion.
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