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Fight for Old DC is a blog covering all sports in and around the District. Main focus will be on the Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, United, and Hokies (I know they aren't DC, but it's my alma mater). Enjoy!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Game One: Caps 4, Bruins 1

Overall, you have to be happy with opening night if you're a Caps fan. There was relatively solid defense (after the first ten minutes), calm goaltending, and an efficient power play. Here are the my thoughts about the win:
  • Brooks Laich is developing into the kind of reliable threat that the Caps need from their secondary scorers. Thank you Peter Bondra.
  • I still hate the 8-19-28 line. Does Boudreau want Ovechkin to be the biggest body on the top line? I don't think that's what anyone needs to see. Bring up Mike Knuble and make us all feel better.
  • Potsy is the Potsy of old. Shortly after returning to the ice last winter, he told me he'd be back, and he said it with a fire in his eyes. Now he's brought that out onto the ice with him. I don't forsee #2 seeing a lot of the press box this season if he plays like that.
  • Ovechkin is just strong. It's not easy to just out-muscle Milan Lucic in front of the net, let alone go top shelf with that puck. Wow.
  • You can't tell me Tim Thomas lost respect for Mike Green after his playoff performance. Green should get a big thank you from Ovi for his first goal of the season. Thomas was preoccupied with Green down low and was out of position for the trailing Ovechkin.
  • Good for Jose Theodore. That performance had to be good to his psyche after such a hard summer.
Great start to the season. If the Caps can play with that sort of discipline in their own end this season, we can start talking about a deep playoff run. Here's to another dominant effort on Saturday against an improved Toronto team.

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