Wild 1 - Capitals 4
The Washington Capitalslooked great against the Minnesota Wild. This time, playing well also meant coming away with a win. A convincing win at that. Most importantly, they got another two points.
I'm not going to ramble on, today. I do want to say that I was very impressed with Capitals' forward Brooks Laich. Not just because he got two goals and two assists. But, he did it while looking completely comfortable in the scoring role. Obviously, you have to be happy about the performance of goaltender Olie Kolzig. Tom Poti proved he can be a puck moving defenseman. David Steckel proved he can fight, and we already knew that Matt Bradley can. The fact that VP and General Manager George McPhee was able to make four deals yesterday before the 3:00 PM deadline, may have given the team renewed hope for the playoff push. They sure played like it. They were fighting for a win last night!
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