20:00 – observation – Isles were not totally outplayed, but the Caps took advantage of their opportunities. Isles need to get more tenacious. Crowd yelling for Al Montoya – will the coach listen? Tune into the second period to find out…
18:41 – Ovie was buzzing, and took a blistering shot from between the circles his 6th of the season – CAPS 2 – ISLES 0
18:19 – 4 on 4 for 2 minutes and Isles go back down for another 39 seconds.
17:40 – Isles need to make a statement – but Joel Ward took down Mark Streit – basically evening up the play for the remainder of the period.
15:57- Parenteau took Hamrlik into the boards – and Hamrlik looked a little weary. Ovechkin came in and gave Parenteau a little whack – sending him to the sin bin as well. Parenteau gets 5 for boarding and Ovechkin 2 for roughing. Islander fans not happy, but the hit was definitely not good. The fact that Hamrlik walked away is a sign that PA may not get as much discipline had the injury been more serious.
14:33 – Grabner made a 55 foot pass right to the stick of JT in front of Vokoun. Great save. Shots are 10-10 right now.
14:21 – Mark Eaton – meet your jockstrap. Ovie just handed it to you, and it was a beautiful move. Good thing for Ricky that he made the save.
13:57 – Oview has such a great snap shot. The acceleration off the stick, as well as the torque that comes off #8’s stick is amazing.
11:11 – First penalty of the game – as Semin took down Frans Nielsen – question is how the power play will make out tonight?
10:20 – after the goal – Washington has dicated the play. Isles need to get angry and take over. Matt Martin is doing what he can – but can not be the folcal point.
6:45 – Consensus in the press box – Joel Ward is the perfect pickup for the Caps. A good grinder who can scoreyou a goal or two. I am sure that the Preds miss his presence.
5:24 – Joel Ward does a sping moves and scores a goal off of Marty Reasoner’s stick. 1-0 CAPS
3:59 – so far – Isles outchancing the Caps – winning the battles in the corners, and showing good puck possession. Need to sustain the pressure and keep the Caps in their own end of the ice.
1:38 – well – at least Ricky stopped the first shot tonight – the streak of two is stopped. Will better things come to the Isles???
1:00 – Grabner with JT and Moulson in front. Let’s see what the Gremlin does foer thhis line.
0:00 – Nielsen – Rolson and Parenteau is the front line with Staios and Streit on the Blue with Dp in net. Vokoun is in the nets for the Caps.