Ovie’s 1st Shotless Game since Oct 6,2007…Wings still lose

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks to get a shot past Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings on October 10, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

I am not going to say anything else about the title of this, just that it is pretty impressive for anybody to go over two full seasons plus playoffs without being shotless in a game. Well the Wings absolutely dominated the Caps IN Washington and still managed to lose the game on two quick third period goals. For anyone who watched it, it could have (and should have) been 5-0 after the 1st period. Being the optimist that I am when it comes to the Wings, I will say that they just played three games in four days, two within 24 hours, and two against two top 3 teams in the League. They should have beat Chicago with the two breakaways they had in overtime, and they definitely should have been able to bury Washington early. Unfortunately, they didn’t capitalize on all of their chances. I am optimistic because they still have four major players out of the lineup; Kronwall, Holmstrom, Franzen and Williams; and were playing Chicago and Washington teams that are full strength. That bodes well for the current ninth place team in the West. It looks like three of those four will be back by Feb 1, with Franzen being hopeful before the Olympics. Talk about some trade deadline acquisitions. The only team that will be able to add a 40 goal scorer to their lineup in February/March is whoever lands Kovalchuk. I have said before, WHEN the Wings get in, I would not want to play them first round.

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