Monday, October 1, 2007

Weekend stuff

A mixed bag this weekend. The Caps won against the Flyers on Friday with a dramatic come from behind rally in the third period. Five goals in the third (though one was a throwaway). Mike Green looked great. I am more and more impressed with him every day, and I dont even think he still has the fauxhawk. Alex Semin went down hard and had to be helped off the ice. He returned for a shift, then disappeared for good. Tarik says the ankle is sprained but should be ready for opening night. Other then that, Semin was Semin. Which means he occasionally caused the audience to "oooh and aaah" and he occasionally caused us to wince. Ovie made Daniel Briere look like my 4 year old cousin on skates.

The Caps dropped Sunday's game to the Senators, who werent exactly playing their A-squad. Still, Sens propect Nick Foligno looked good (and scored on Olie). The Caps took an early 1-0 lead, and a minute later the Sens came back to tie it, eventually making it 2-1. The Caps had about double the shots on goal as the Sens, but just couldnt connect.

Nicklas Backstrom and Jeff Schultz seemed to be absorbing a lot of hits on both nights. And they didnt seem to be giving a lot back. Perhaps they can be gym buddies?

1 comment:

Rage said...

So what you're saying is that Semin has the power to make girls ooh and ahh, but sometimes Semin makes girls wince.

Semin is pretty magical.