The Caps Cap the Mounties – Caps win 4-2


The Capitals once again showed Canada that they have no relevance whatsoever to the United States. And to Washington DC. By destroying the Gay-ple Leafs, the Caps earned two points in both games of their back-to-back. 4 points in two nights. Not bad. The Caps play the Islanders on Tuesday – at home. The Caps need the points, so lets keep this up.

 

Worth Noting:

Mojo Jojo had a beautiful wrap-around goal tonight 32 seconds into the game. He also had an assist.

Semin had another one before the game turned 5 minutes old. By scoring, he continues to average around a point per game for the last 30 games. 30 points in the last 31 games to be exact. Not bad, Sasha, not bad.

Ovechkin was held goal-less, however, he had two assists, so it’s all good. He now has 26 points in the last 28 games.

Jeff Halpern shocked Toronto with a gritty goal in the second. At this point, all the Toronto fans left, and most televisions in Ontario were presumably either thrown out of windows or smashed with hammers.

Keith Aucoin (Yes, Keith Aucoin!) had a goal and an assist. That brings his grand total up to a goal and an assist in 8 games for the Caps this year. Yes.

Michal Neuvirth had a shut out through two periods until a CSN commentator jinxed it in the second intermission. It’s not your fault, Neuvy, we all know. The Leafs’ second goal was scored by knocking over Neuvirth and then bouncing the puck in off of him. I did not realize that goaltender interference isn’t called on Toronto (sarcasm). Neuvy made 28 saves out of the total 30 shots on the night for a 93.3 S%. I like what I’m seeing there.

The trade deadline is on Monday, so this was the last game the Caps will play before some players are possibly traded. They definitely left a good impression on McPhee, so he might have some trouble giving up some players – excluding: Hamrlik, Knuble, and Erskine.

 

Three star selections
1st: MARCUS JOHANSSON
2nd: KEITH AUCOIN
3rd: ALEXANDER SEMIN

 

The Caps face the Isles on Tuesday at the Verizon Center. As good as Neuvy has been, I expect him to be in the crease on Tuesday again.

 

– Poke Czech

I know, Ovi, we feel the same way about the last two days.

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