Washington Capitals Grinders Score Five Goals In Second Straight Win

December 22nd, 2010 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
You would have to go back to March 4th of last season to find a game in which the Washington Capitals scored four or more goals and the names Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin did not appear in the goal scoring column.

The Capitals beat the struggling New Jersey Devils Devils 5-1 before another sellout crowd at the Verizon Center in Washington last evening and won their second straight game. The win was Washington’s first at home win since November 28th and first time they have scored five goals at since the November 26th 6-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

If you missed the game and watched any sports recap shows last night and saw the score scroll on the bottom of the sports ticker, you had to be thinking the Capitals offense is back. Whether the offense has really resurfaced depends on who you ask.

The Capitals would use many of the players that won the 2010 Calder Cup Championship in their top minor league affiliate of Hershey to win this game, and it started with goalie Michael Neuvirth.

Neuvirth, making his career high third consecutive start in goal made 35 saves and with the use of his glove, kep ...

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