Last night the Devils played a great first period and had a 2-1 lead, but they then allowed six unanswered goals and got waxed 7-2. Here is a look at last night's rather ugly looking boxscore.
NJD - G: Jason Arnott (2) A: Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrik Elias
WSH - G: John Carlson (1)
NJD - SHG: Henrik Tallinder (1) A: Dainius Zubrus, Travis Zajac
WSH - G: Tomas Fleischmann (1) A: Alex Semin, John Carlson
WSH - G: Alex Ovechkin (1) A: Mike Knuble, John Carlson
WSH - G: Jason Chimera (1) A: Tomas Fleischmann
WSH - PS: Alex Ovechkin (2)
WSH - SHG: Brooks Laich (2)
WSH - PPG: Eric Fehr (1) A: Alex Semin, Alex Ovechkin
Anton Volchenkov got hit in the face by a Nicklas Backstrom slapshot in the first period. He did not return and is questionable for Monday's game.
According to Bob McKenzie, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond's instigating penalty will result in a one-game suspension. PL3 had 21 PIM's in just over three minutes of ice time.
Alex Ovechkin played a heck of a game, picking up three points.
Nicklas Backstrom was held off the score sheet despite the team scoring seven goals.
Rookie Marcus Johansson looked very good last night, He served some time on the PK.
Michal Neuvirth had a shaky first period but rebounded nicely and made timely saves until the Capitals could get their feet on the ground.
My Three Stars
1. Alex Ovechkin (2G, 1A, GWG)
2. John Carlson (1G, 2A)
3. Michal Neuvirth (31-33, W)
The New Jersey Devils will head home for a tilt with the Penguins at the Rock. Puck drop is 4 p.m. Monday.
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