I didn't get a chance to listen to the game last night (I was off
But before we get started, what's up with the streak of lightning on the pants?
I never thought I'd have reason to have a "least favorite pant" in the League, but congrats to the Bolts on providing one for me (though they could be worse, I guess). Alright, on to the game:
- Brent Johnson saved 18 of the 19 shots he faced, including all 10 in the third period.
- By many accounts, Dave Steckel was an absolute monster last night. He scored the Caps' first goal, finished +1 and won 67% of his faceoffs, all while playing the role of shutdown center. He's certainly making his case to stay in D.C.
- The Caps won 53% of the game's faceoffs.
- Mike Green had a powerplay assist and was +1.
- The Caps leader in ice time was Nicklas Backstrom, at 23:46, but that's nothing. John Torotorella played Dan Boyle for 32:20. In an exhibition game. Not surprisingly, Boyle tried to take matters into his own hands in the locker room, pulling an Owen Wilson.
- Alex Semin attempted 11 shots on goal and scored the game-winning powerplay goal, assisted by Backstrom and Green. That's an encouraging scoring summary.