Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Secondary Scoring, Primary Wins

The Capitals are 3-1 in their last four games, and one of the main reasons for the mini-hot streak has been other guys stepping up. Since up until Saturday Ovechkin was mired in a career-long goalless drought, it was up to the rest of the team to find their offensive touch - so it's no wonder that when that happened, the wins started to come.

Here's where the points have come from in the last week:

Brooks Laich - 4G, 2A
Matt Bradley - 2G, 2A
Matt Cooke - 1G, 2A
Donald Brashear - 2G
Eric Fehr - 1G, 3A
Tomas Fleischmann - 2A

10 goals, 11 assists in the last four games from guys not named Ovechkin, Semin, Kozlov or Backstrom, and during that stretch the Caps have outscored their opponents 20-6. On top of the boost from the third and fourth line the Caps have also gotten some assistance from their blueliners, with defensemen chipping in an additional two goals and thirteen assists - six of them from Tom Poti alone.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I think that Brooks and Brads may be two of the most underrated players on this team. They are both tops in my book!