Sunday, January 13, 2008

Caps Fall To Flyers

Capitals 4, Flyers 6
Scoresheet - Wash Post

I can't decide if this was a offensive let down or a goaltending one, but the Flyers didn't have much trouble scoring when they wanted to as they outlasted the Caps offensive punch to end the Capitals point gaining streak. The Flyers were able to get timely goals, the Caps weren't. And in a game where the Caps should have been tougher in net, it just seemed like there were too many loose pucks, bad rebounds and missed saves.

Alex Ovehkin didn't let $124 million slow him down much as he was back at it again today with the hitting and the scoring. Ovie scored his 33rd of the year. Also on the scoresheet were Alex Semin, Mike Green and Micheal Nylander. Chris Clark got the nod to return, but looked really rusting. Truthfully, he didn't look 100%. The Caps also got Tom Poti back as well.

The Caps came out so strong in this game, but a couple of soft goals and it just seemed the Caps couldn't keep those Flyer garbage goals from going in. Brent Johnson came in for relief after Kolzig was pulled and he played spectacular. Johnny robbed two goals right off the sticks of the Flyers. Kolzig continues to have a roller coaster of a season. One game he is 3 minutes from a shutout, the next he can't stop a beach ball.

This one left a bad taste in my mouth, because the Caps looked as if they were the better team. They were tough on the boards, winning the one on one battles, but just couldn't find the back of the net and turned the puck over too many times. The Caps power play was abysmal going 0 for 5. Special teams was a sure let down in this game for them. The Caps better pull it together and tighten it up as the Ottawa Senators come to down and they won't be taking the Caps lightly.

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