Saturday, March 17, 2007

Caps Split Series With Leafs

Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 1
Scoresheet - Wash Post

What a difference Olaf Kolzig makes in net. It's quite clear what kind of team the Capitals have without Kolzig in net. The Caps need that injection of leadership back in net to look like a semi-normal team.

Alexandre Giroux scored his first NHL goal off an weird bounce that confounded Andrew Raycroft. Also scoring for the Capitals were Alex Semin, Boyd Gordon, Kris Beech and Thomas Fleischmann. Alex Ovechkin was actually held pointless in this one. Where were these hot hands a month ago?

For the Capitals to have success they need more goal support which they enjoyed against the Leafs. Milan Jurcina continues to impress me with his play, making the most of his new start in a different uniform. Since being traded from the Bruins, Jurcina has been a physical presence and has been pretty good with the puck.

The Capitals face Tampa Bay on Sunday. Let's see if they can continue this little streak, it would go a long way to get a few solid wins under the belt before making those tee times.

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