Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tuesday Roundup/Bruins 3, Caps 2

[Boxscore - Recap - Postgame Coverage]

The Caps were outplayed for the first two periods, failed to win key faceoffs and didn't capitalize on their powerplay opportunities. Against just about any team, that will add up to a loss, and that was exactly the result Monday night at the MCI. Give the Bruins - and specifically P.J. Axelsson - credit, though, for shutting down Alexander Ovechkin as few teams have been able to do. On the other hand, I think bought into the "shadowing" of Ovechkin a bit too much, and was overly concerned with trying to get Alex off when PJax was on and vice versa. Play your game, coach - it's been working. Still, Alex got more than 25 minutes of ice time and created a few good chances, but was kept off the scoresheet for the first time in nearly three weeks. The Glen HanlonWaPo and WTimes will catch you up in more depth and if you're still looking for more, there's always the BGlobe and a couple of articles at the BHerald.

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Spe said...

B. Morrow had a GHHT as well.

JP said...

By golly he did. Thanks for the heads up.