Friday, January 22, 2010

Capitals 6, Penguins 3

So what happened?
The score was knotted at 3 heading to the third period, and then the Caps used a two goal burst early in the third to take command of the game. Johnson wasn't at his strongest, to say the least and the Pens special teams deserted them, allowing two power play goals and going 0-4 with the man advantage (the Letang goal was close enough to be considered a power play goal, I guess).

This is nothing new - the Caps dominated the Pens during the regular season last year.

Who scored?
Crosby (33), Johnson (1), Letang (3)

Any surprises?
The PK allowing two goals in two chances (on two shots). I know the Caps power play is good, but that can't happen.

Any change in the standings?
Not really - just a bit further back of New Jersey.
Division: 2nd (four points behind New Jersey)
Conference: 4th (four points behind New Jersey and Buffalo)
League: 7th (tied with Phoenix)

Who's next?
Sunday is the first NBC game of the season, in Philadelphia against the Flyers.

  • Just one - the dish pass thrown by Semin to spring Fleischmann was a thing of beauty. It was also aided by the fact that the last man back was rookie forward Nick Johnson. I'm not sure the outcome would have been different with a blue liner, but I'd like the chances better.

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