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Syd Butler - Caps in Charge!

Monday, 04.27.2009 / 5:08 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Syd Butler - Special to

Blog 7 - Monday, April 27

Who knew that Tom Poti was such an awesome offensive defenseman?!
And Mike Green! This was the perfect time to get over whatever was ailing him. What about the Caps powerplay that had been 0-7?! Glad to see it's back. Milan Jurcina? I don't know if you read my blog :), but I'm glad you decided to shoot a little softer and on net.
Although passing in the first period was inconsistent, when it was on, it was amazing. The setup to that second goal was meticulous and what a payoff! What a sweet way to end the first period: 3-1. The mood in MSG was solemn when the period ended and you could sense that the fans were starting to turn on their Rangers team (perfect!). Happily, there were a lot of fans rockin' the red in the Garden.
Thrilled with the Caps win yesterday. They played great and I really feel they have the Rangers’ number. Chasing Henrik Lundqvist twice from the net might wreak havoc on the mental state of the Rangers players.  Hope so.
On to Game 7 in DC. Thank God!

Links to stories about the series:
Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Rangers 3
Rout Gets Caps Home
Caps Surge on Lundqvist's struggles
Capitals get second chance to advance
Poti scores, draws boos
Dan Daly: The goal now: Leave last year in the past
Caps force Game 7
Capitals-Rangers Report Card
Caps getting goals from all over the place
Capitals force seventh game with win over Rangers
Can Capitals finish off shell-shocked Rangers?

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Author: Syd Butler | Special to

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