Monday, November 24, 2008

Minnesota Goes Wild

Unfortunately, the Minnesota Wild snapped their offensive scoring drought tonight and the Washington Capitals were the unlucky recipients of their many tallies. Youngster Cal Clutterbuck (with a name like that, sounds like he'd be in the PBR on Versus rather than the NHL on Versus) began the scoring for the Wild and netted 2 goals.

Despite some magnificent saves on the part of Jose Theodore, the Caps took too many penalties and the Wild took full advantage of their many power plays. 2 more Caps players were added to the growing list of injured players; Jeff Schultz suffered a broken finger and Boyd Gordon left with undisclosed injuries.

The Caps finally got on the board late in the third period and it looked like we finally had a game! Matt Bradley scored and was followed by another goal from Alex Ovechkin only 84 seconds later. Soon after, the Caps' Nick Backstrom beat netminder Nick Backstrom to make it a 4 - 3 game. Alas, despite the last minute push, that was the final score...

So time to come home boys. Hopefully the guys can get some rest and the guys that are banged up are back on the ice soon. Next up are the Atlanta Thrashers and the always tough Habs (that's the Montreal Canadiens for all of you great new hockey fans).

Hockey Mom also wants to wish Nick Backstrom a happy 21st birthday!

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