Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0
Scoresheet - Wash Post
The 'Canes were seeing red. Not just from the new uniforms the Capitals wore for the first time at home or from the many in attendance wearing red, but from the Caps new game. The possession game is working for the Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 99th career goal, Milan Jurcina added the insurance and Olie Kolzig posted the shutout (his career 35th). Now that is what I call domination. This early success has got Caps fans buzzing, but it won't take long for opposing teams to work out a defense against it. But for now it's working and the Caps are a great improvement from last season.
Uncle Ted wasn't in red, sure he had a red tie on. But he was in a dark suit and blue shirt, but no red. I thought that was a bit weird. As far as red goes, I did like the red uniforms on the boys this year. It took a little while to let my eye adjust, but the look was good. Besides if they keep winning, I could care less about what they are wearing.
Ovie played a masterful game once again, the like with Viktor Kozlov and Ovie has been exciting to watch. The Alex Semin, Micheal Nylander and Nicklas Backstrom line could use a little pick me up though. Semin just looked lost out there, also looked about half speed.
Next game is against the Islanders Monday night. The Islanders have been surprisingly tough in there last two contests. The Caps must remain out of the penalty box and continue what ever it is they have been doing so far, because it's working.
10/8 Capitals at Islanders, 2 pm
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