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First Period (Update)

While the Capitals are out shooting the Predators 10-2 as we eclipse the half way point in the first period, they failed to capitalize on their first two opportunities with the man advantage.

The Predators came into today's game with the 26th-ranked penalty kill unit in the league, stopping opponents just 75.6 percent of the time.

Update:
1-0 Caps, Kozlov from Green at 12:13

Only about a minute after Predators goaltender Dan Ellis made a strong save on Tomas Fleischmann, the Capitals got past him with a strange goal. Mike Green threw the puck to the front of the net from behind the goal line, the puck appeared to hit Ellis' skate and stick then popped out to where Viktor Kozlov could easily knock it into the net over the sprawled out Ellis.

Update:
1-1 Predators tie on power play goal, Koistinen from Dumont and Erat at 13:59

Predators defenseman Ville Koistinen beats Jose Theodore with a 58-foot slap shot that travels over his shoulder as he was moving from his right to left across the crease.

Update:
2-1, Capitals short-handed goal, Steckel from Semin at 15:38

Dave Steckel scores his second short handed goal of the young season even though he appeared to lose control of the puck as he skated in on Ellis. But as Ellis was making the move to get over the loose puck went through his legs.

*At the end of the first period the Capitals are out shooting the Predators by an impressive 19-4. Coming into tonight's game the Caps were averaging just 8.87 shots per first period (71 through eight games).

By Katie Carrera  |  October 28, 2008; 7:27 PM ET
 
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Comments

GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!

Posted by: Leeguru | October 28, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

goal! :(

Posted by: Leeguru | October 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

who scored -- I feel like a blind person at an autoshow

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | October 28, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Nash tied it up.

Posted by: Erika29 | October 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

what is going on with the darn pk? Can't this team hold a lead, grrrrrrr

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | October 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

This is cool, semi play-by-play, I like it
:)

Maybe they want the goalie with the better stats playing Buffalo, figuring Theodore should be able to handle the Preds...

Posted by: austinsteve | October 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

why didn't we start Johnny he's been playing great this season, and Theodore has been really shakie with one or two exceptions

Posted by: dcfury | October 28, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Kozlov scored for the Caps. missed who scored for nashville. we are back on the PK

Posted by: Leeguru | October 28, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

Steckel with a shortie!

Posted by: Leeguru | October 28, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

D-Stecks!!!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | October 28, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

and thats why steckel plays and not fehr. got the shorty from a feed from semin!!! 2 shorties for steckel this season!!! WOOHOO GO CAPS

Posted by: capsfan387 | October 28, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Shorty!!

-d

Posted by: meep42 | October 28, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

alright steckel on the sh -- how bout them apples for those dissing him starting over fehr -- now hold onto a lead!!!

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | October 28, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Katie,

You're at the game! try and keep up... ;)

Posted by: Leeguru | October 28, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

wow 18 shots and we're not even done with the first period yet. wowzers, now if we could only convert on more of the shots

Posted by: capsfan387 | October 28, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

that goal against jt does not sound good 1/4 is not a great sv%

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | October 28, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Sounded like a great period of hockey. Thanks 4 the live updates!

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | October 28, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow we're playing some of the best hockey of the season and Versus is depriving us of it. it's fine that they're not showing it but not letting anyone else show it is just ducked up

Posted by: dcfury | October 28, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

catchy burrito song. makes me hungry for a burrito

Posted by: austinsteve | October 28, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Jose makes how many million and can't stop a shot from 58 feet in front of his goal?

Posted by: TJ91 | October 28, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

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