Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hold the MSG...

Capitals 5, Rangers 4 (OT)
Scoresheet - Wash Post

The last time the Caps won a game at Madison Square Garden was a long time ago December 23, 2008.

For a while tonight it looked like the MSG non-winning streak would continue, but the Caps mounted a comeback that would have made the '04 Red Sox proud.

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals before Alex Ovechkin caught a break in the second period to put the Caps on the board. From that point forward it was ALL CAPS (yes, that's a joke)--Tomas Fleischmann and Viktor Kozlov both scored in the third, and Ovi scored again to tie it up in the back half of the third.

Meanwhile, musical goalies (it's like a game within a game) continued, with Jose Theodore #1 struggling early, giving way to sick and injured Brent Johnson, who was replaced at the start of the second period by Theo #2 (who looks suspiciously like Theo #1, but is much, much better).

And to top it all off--could you script this any better?--birthday boy Shaone Morrisonn got his first goal of the season with just under a minute into OT to win the game. A birthday present for Shaone; a Christmas present for Caps fans. Normally I'd say birthday and Christmas presents shouldn't be combined, but in this case I'm more than ok with it.

Highlights by NHL.com:

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