Daily Washington Capitals news and notes
The Oilers had it in their hands. Then they lost it. But at least the better team won (cold comfort though that is)! The Copper & Blue reminisces.
The Caps outshot the Oilers 17-10 and had the period's only powerplay, but failed to capitalize, something that could come back to haunt them given they're playing their second game in as many...
March 10th, 2002 - Peter Bondra victimizes Tom Poti twice on his way to a hat trick in a comeback win for Washington.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Dustin Penner, Edmonton (Holding), 17:13.|
|- 1, Edmonton Goal - Shawn Horcoff (8), from Patrick O'sullivan at 1:05. 2, Edmonton Goal - Andrew Cogliano (4), from Ryan Potulny and Sheldon Souray at 16:42. Penalties - Steve Staios, Edmonton (Fighting (maj)), :54; Chris Clark, Washington (Fighting (maj)), :54; Sam Gagner, Edmonton (Hooking), 5:06.|
|- 3, Washington Goal - Alexander Ovechkin (22), from Mike Green and Jeff Schultz at :32. 4, Washington Goal - Alexander Ovechkin (23), from Karl Alzner at 6:37. 5, Washington Goal - Tomas Fleischmann (14), from Michael Knuble and Jeff Schultz at 13:13. 6, Washington Goal - Nicklas Backstrom (12), from Tyler Sloan and Alexander Ovechkin at 16:19. Penalties - Tom Poti, Washington (Hooking), 4:06; Sam Gagner, Edmonton (Tripping), 8:27; Tom Gilbert, Edmonton (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 8:36; Tomas Fleischmann, Washington (Hooking), 13:23.|