Thursday, February 08, 2007

Zubby!

Really fun game to watch as the Caps downed the Los Angeles Kings 4-3. Dainus Zubrus had the game winner in OT, sparing the Caps the dreaded shootout. :) It was nice to see the Caps finally win a shootout the other day, but I think we're all more comfortable seeing them pull it out before it gets to that point giving their otherwise abysmal record in the post-OT scoring competition. No goals from the two Alexs, they're both in slumps by their standards, but it's hard to really complain -- they're not quite superhuman, after all. And Ovie did at least pick up an assist. ;)

The Hurricanes were winning when last I checked, so if that held up, the Caps remain 9 points out of the last playoff spot. That's not quite as bad as it sounds -- the equivalent of being 4 1/2 games back in any other sport. Even so, the Caps are going to have to play very strong down the stretch to close the gap and beat out not only the division rival Canes, but also the numerous other teams between the Caps and the Canes. Keep your fingers crossed and hang on tight. We could fall out of it at any moment, but if we step up our game, it could be a wild exciting ride.

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