Rookie netminder stops 29 in Washington
A recap of the October 18th game between the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers. The Capitals won, 3-0, on goals from Marcus Johansson, Alexander Semin, and Jason Chimera.
Two solid periods, and the Caps are only up by one. Sounds like a pretty good time for the boys to prove they're ready to put up a solid sixty minute effort.
I know that you're tempted to do so, but don't feel bad for Tomas Vokoun. I'm sure his first period was much more interesting than it looked.
Today's Noon Number focuses on tonight's opponent, the Florida Panthers, and their special special teams
The Cats meet the Caps for the first of six games this season. The Panthers will be coming off of their win in Tampa Bay's home opener, while the Capitals have been resting a few days after getting off to great start, winning their first four games.
|- 1, Washington Power-Play Goal - Marcus Johansson (3), from Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin at 4:24. Penalties - Scottie Upshall, Florida (Tripping), 3:31; Roman Hamrlik, Washington (Interference), 15:16.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Jack Skille, Florida (Roughing), 17:02; Matt Hendricks, Washington (Roughing), 17:02.|
|- 2, Washington Goal - Alexander Semin (2), from Mike Knuble and Dennis Wideman at 1:49. 3, Washington Empty Net Goal - Jason Chimera (4), from Alexander Semin and Brooks Laich at 19:16. Penalties - Roman Hamrlik, Washington (Interference), 14:33.|