Holtby isn’t terrible? Caps tame Wild, win 3-0.


Despite falling one goal short of getting all Caps fans discounted pizza tomorrow, the Caps played well tonight. Semin played good, Ovi played good, and Holtby got a shutout.

Recap:

– Semin and Chimmer started the scoring off early by bringing it into the zone, and essentially murdering the beast (The Minnesota Wild) early. Semin set up Chimmer, which was a magnificent play.

-Then Knuble deflected the puck of the play accidentally and the Caps got a powerplay. I like the way things are going for us now.

-Ovi passes to Brouwer, who takes it in the zone, and then he proceeds to make the cross-crease pass to Perreault, who makes it 2-0. Absolutely brilliant.

-Then, out of nowhere, Ovechkin grabs the puck when Mojo gets pinned against the boards. He takes it, uses the D-man as a screen, and shoots it five-hole. Goal. 9 goals in the last 7 games for him! And a 5 game goal scoring streak as well. Anyone who thinks Ovi doesn’t care, or isn’t what he used to be, can go back to hiding.

-Holtby gets the shutout and starts to slightly earn my respect, however, I still regard the goalies as the following: Vokoun > Neuvirth > Holtby.

 

Worth Noting:

-3rd shutout of Holtby’s career (They all came against bad teams though, so we’ll see what happens).

-Semin set up an assist, and then was criticized by a man who commits domestic violence (Mike Milbury).

-Ovi has a 5 game goal scoring streak.

-Dale Hunter got a new tie, in what will prove to be the highlight of this evening.

-Neuvirth is a little worried, one has to assume. It’s okay, though, he has his buddy, @tomasvokoun29, to comfort him.

-The Caps dressed 7 defensemen tonight, instead of playing Cody Eakin as a winger. Not a terrible decision.

-Florida lost in a shootout.

-Caps regained the 8th seed in the East with the win tonight.

 

“Yeah, we played pretty fucking great, you know,” says Caps coach, Dale Hunter, “You know, we deserved the, you know, two points. I didn’t know, you know, if Holtby would, you know, be good, but luckily, the Wild suck, you know.”

“I score goal, crowd cheers. It took me while to see this,” mentioned Caps captain, Alex Ovechkin, “I like fans cheer for me. I want to continue, so I score goal. I need score on Miller now.”

 

Ovechkin attempted to fly during this afternoon's game.

 

The Caps face off in DC against Buffalo on Tuesday. We need two more points.

 

-Poke Czech

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