Capitals-Avalanche: Green, Morrisonn Hurt as Washington Buries Colorado 6-1

December 16th, 2009 by Dave Nichols Leave a reply »
Tomas Fleischmann scored twice, Jose Theodore allowed just one late goal, and the Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche before an announced crowd of 14,172, on the second game of a four-game road trip. The Caps (21-7-6) were up 5-0 toward the end of the second period, when David Koci slammed Mike Green from behind, leaving the Caps defenseman face-down on the ice for several moments.  Teammate John Erskine stood up for his fallen teammate by going toe-to-toe with the much larger Koci afterward. Koci was penalized with a five-minute boarding major, and both players received fighting and 10-minute misconducts.  Erskine took a two-minute instigator call as well. Coach Bruce Boudreau was steamed after the game about the hit.  "Fifteen feet, he saw Green's No. 52, and it didn't stop him one iota from hitting him in the back and going for the head," Boudreau said. "So I hope they throw the book at him." "To me, that's just a bush-league hit," Boudreau added. Green received stitches over his left eye, but pronounced himself fit to play Friday night in Vancouver. Morrisonn also has a dust-up with Koci, and his status for Friday is "questionable," accord ...

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