Thursday, February 08, 2007

Capitals vs. Kings: Word of the Day...


A combination of the words persistent and consistency, this what Washington must do tonight to win. They need to be persistent in attack the puck and get that consistency back on the powerplay.

They're already consitently bad on the power play, two guys with more than 10 power play goals?
But also, Alex Ovechkin needs to be persistent and consistent. He's riding a three game scoring drought.
Jakub Klepis says: "At least you're not riding the pine for that delay-of-game penalty!"
Ovechkin has fallen to 4th overall in points in the NHL with 70, that's 16 behind rival Sid "the Kid" Crosby.
Also Known As: "Poppa Floppa" and "Whiney Crosbaby"
But Ovechkin is not the only one who hasn't been consitent or persistent. Olaf Kolzig needs to step up his game and play with more intensity. He's only got 1 win in his last 5 starts and his last shutout was before the lockout.
That's roughly 230 years ago.
If Kolzig can play the way he did in his prime and keep the puck out of the net, the Caps will have a great chance to win. But he does have a 4-7-3-0 record against LA with a 3.33 GAA and .886 save percentage. But that could change tonight.
Because Elisha Cuthbert moved to NY with Sean Avery and no longer can distract him?
Los Angeles is the only team with a losing record when scoring first. Considering how bad Washington is when trailing first and how many goals they score in the first, this game could provide a comeback that could boost their spirits.
If they don't come back, they're gonna have a LOT of spirits.
Final note: Milan Jurcina has been hot for the Caps, averaging over 22 mins of ice time and recording a +1 rating.

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