Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Roundup/Gamenight: Ducks @ Caps

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Today is Day One of J.P.'s screw-it-up-yourself basement finishing (today's task: framing), so I won't be of much use on the ol' Rink. But I'd ask you all to head over to Off Wing Opinion's all-day coverage of tonight's game. Friend-of-The-Rink KB will be covering the morning skate and other pre-game events, as well as the game itself, so if you have any questions you want answered by Coach Hanlon or anyone else, here's your chance.

Oh, and if you're an Olie Kolzig lover (and who isn't?), both the WaPo and the WTimes have nice profile's on "one of the grand old men of sports in this town" in today's editions.

Daily Awards
  • Hart: Vincent Lecavalier (3G, including game-winner, A, +4, 6 SOG)
  • Ross: Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis (5 points each)
  • Norris: Brett Clark (2G, A, +2, 2 SOG, 2 blocked shots, 1 hit)
  • Vezina: Marc Denis (21-save shutout win)
  • Richard: Vincent Lecavalier (3G)
  • Calder: Wojtek Wolski (2A, +3)
  • Aiken, pt. I: Kari Lehtonen (L, 5 goals allowed on 30 shots in 39:39 of work)
  • Aiken, pt. II: Johan Hedberg (3 goals allowed on 20 shots in one period of relief for Lehtonen)
  • Aiken, pt. III: Scott Mellanby (-5, penalty that led to Tampa's second goal)


Anonymous said...

1) If the league as a whole hasn't already taken notice of what the youngsters in D.C, have done so far, that certainly would have to change if the Caps were to beat the Ducks who have only lost 3 times in regulation
2) Anaheim played Wednesday night, so likely just arrived on the East coast for the beginning of a long trip. They may take a period to 'get their legs', so hopefully the Caps wil take advantage
In any case, should be a fun game to see.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the WashTimes down.

JP said...

It's just you.

And you shouldn't be down - the Caps are playing great hockey!

Anonymous said...

damn firewall at work must be messed up.

Anonymous said...

it's been TOO quiet around here! 3 days and no posts! i think im having japersrink withdrawal :(

JP said...

Me too. Let's make a deal - you hang the drywall in my basement and I'll live blog it. :)

Sorry about the lapse - I had a long weekend and now am getting slammed at work. But I'll have something up this afternoon, I promise.