Due to the Snowmageddon of February 2010, and my typical schedule to blog while at work, I have not been keeping up with my daily blog posts, since I’ve been out of work all week. I thought though, that with all the exciting news that has been occurring since last Friday, I would be blogging up a storm, but instead I’ve found that if I don’t have to be on the computer all day for work, I will almost try to stay away from it.
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With all that being said, I must bring you a quick recap of the Caps last few games. I was at both of their games over the weekend, on Friday night against the Thrashers and Sunday’s epic battle against the Penguins. Both games brought the home crowds orders of free wings from Glory Days grill (aka: five goal games)! Actually, every game the Caps have played this month, they have scored a high goals per game of at least four. They have scored five goals in the past four games. That is really impressive.
In addition to the Caps’ high scoring games, as many of you know, they were on a roll with what ended as a whopping 14 game winning streak. The Caps are tied with the Bruins (from around 80 years ago!) for third place in NHL history with the longest streak of wins. While I was a little afraid that The Washington Capitals had forgotten how to lose, I am a little grateful that the halt to their winning streak came in Montreal, so as not to upset a hometown crowd. (Man, that would be very disappointing!)
Speaking of their loss in Montreal, I think that game was the way to go. In overtime (so we at least got a point for the game), from a turn around, come from behind game, where the Caps seriously rallied in the third period to take it into OT. Plus, it’s hard to forget the highlight of the game in which Brooks Laich scored his first ever Hat Trick. Go Brooks! Also, an exiting thing to note is that the last time the Canadiens beat the Caps (and in regulation time) was November 20th. That was two months and three games versus the Habs ago, before this loss.
While on the subject of Hat Tricks and the Caps being on a roll, we can not forget that in each of the past three games, a player for the Caps, has scored a Hat Trick! It all started out with the amazing game the Caps played on Sunday against the Penguins. In a similar fashion to the more recent game played against the Canadiens, the Caps were falling behind and their winning streak was in jeopardy. But Alex The Great scored a Hat Trick in front of a wailing sold out crowd at the Verizon Center and with the crowd on their feet, pulled the game around. As I mentioned above, Brooksie was the next player on the Caps to get a Hat Trick. And then tonight in a crushing defeat to the Senators in Ottawa, the other Alex, Alexander Semin, got his Hat Trick! Three Hat Tricks in three games sure isn’t too shabby!
[Below are some pictures I took of Ovie’s hat trick against the Penguins!]