The Caps defeated the Florida Panthers for the second time in the past 11 days picking up a huge 2 points on the division leaders. The Caps are now 1 back of the Maple Leafs and 2 back of the Panthers. This was a big victory for the Caps, but we said that last week also after they beat the Panthers 4-0. After that game they lost three straight.
The Alex connection each put in a goal in the 3rd period and I'm sure somewhere all the NBC announcers and analysts were crying and punching holes in walls. I know I'm late on this but those NBC guys are annoying as hell. "I never thought I'd see Alex Semin block a shot" F You NBC.
The Caps had 30 shots through 2 periods and fired in another 11 in the 3rd period which is a good thing as they have been getting the puck towards the net a lot more than earlier in the year. 10 more days til the trade deadline...Is something gonna happen or are they gonna go with what they have?
I have a question. I'm still saying I'm new to hockey so maybe I just don't get it. The 2nd star of the game was Jose Theodore. So hockey gives a player of the game award to a player that was the losing goalie who gave up 2 goals? Sure almost 40 saves is a lot, but come on. That's like giving the player of the game to the losing pitcher in a baseball game instead of the winning pitcher.