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Saved by the Horn

After getting an early goal from Sergei Fedorov, it appeared the Caps might cruise to a pretty easy win. Yet after watching the final 10 minutes of the second period, it's obvious that the final 20 are going to be anything but easy for the Caps.

They missed a few scoring chances (A.O. had a couple), and the Flyers pulled within a goal on Vaclav Prospal's 5-on-3 tally at 12:35. After that, it seemed to me Philadelphia settled into a bit of a groove (they out-hit the Capitals 18-11 in the period). But just as the Flyers began to resemble the team that thumped the Caps in Games 2 and 3, the period came to an end.

As a result, the third will begin with the Caps clinging to a 2-1 lead.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 19, 2008; 2:52 PM ET
 
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Thanks Tarik. THe boys will suck it up for another period and finish this one off. As long as there is no more help from the refs...

Posted by: Leeguru | April 19, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Caps need same intensity as in the 1st. ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!

Posted by: uncatim | April 19, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

You're right. The Caps lessened the intensity a little bit. "Clinging" is the right term. Unless they get back to the level of effort they put out in the first period, it will open the door for the Flyers. I hope Boudreau wakes them up during the intermission.

Posted by: Puckdawg69 | April 19, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, they are pretty flat out there. Not getting to the pucks and playing less physical.

Posted by: nadir | April 19, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

about time for that call!!!!!!

Posted by: chris larry | April 19, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Well, that was a makeup call for Kozlov's 2 days ago.

But this powerplay is awful!

Posted by: Greg S. | April 19, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

About time there's some hitting!

Posted by: Greg S. | April 19, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Need to get one here. Can't keep missing these opportunities.

Posted by: nadir | April 19, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A PLAY! WHAT A GOAL! WHAT A MOVE!

Posted by: chris larry | April 19, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Great CAPS Goal!! Despite Flyers goal, CAPS will win!

Posted by: A Hardwick | April 19, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

why must we be the cardiac caps..

Posted by: renstar | April 19, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

breath!

Posted by: Greg S. | April 19, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Great Save by Huet. Saves from going to OT.

Posted by: nadir | April 19, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

YESSSSSSSSS!! I think I can breathe now.

Posted by: tess | April 19, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Game 6 Folks!! On to Philly. LETS GO CAPS!!!

Posted by: A Hardwick | April 19, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

dream lives on!!!!!! great game huet! great game semin, nick, laich

Posted by: chris larry | April 19, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Happy happy joy joy

Posted by: uncatim | April 19, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Tess -- Any news on Boumedienne for tonight?

Posted by: uncatim | April 19, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

And we live to fight another day! LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Scott | April 19, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Today's to-do list:

Morning: housework--Check
Afternoon: watch Caps beat Flyers--check
Evening: watch Bears beat WilkesBarre--hope so. fingers crossed...

Posted by: tess | April 19, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Laich, Semin, Fedorov and Brashear had great games! AO had a good game off the puck. All of them worked very well together.

Passes got sloppy at the end there. We gave them too many chances late in the 3rd.

The Caps must keep up this intensity thoroughout the rest of this series. That's 6 more periods.

Posted by: Greg S. | April 19, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

WOO HOO the theme and song for game 5: Stayin Alive. Now back to Philly for Game 6.

Observations:
Tom Poti gets credit for making some big plays on defense.

HUET HUET HUET HUET HUET...he's settling in...and getting more focused. Love the blocker into Upshall's face. Here have a waffle LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL :)

That shot from Semin on the third goal has been there all series and finally he shot it. Too many times the player is looking to make the pass. THREE GUYS IN FRONT OF BIRON...you think he saw that goal? LOLOL. Fantastic and gritty effort. They were gassed in the third and got careless again with coming out of their zone. Gotta clean it up.

Back to Philly: They need to come out not feeling intimidated anymore. They have to come out throwing the body around early in the game. ICE BREAKERS GOAL SHAKERS. Kudos to the Caps fans.

THE ONLY RED SEA WEST OF THE ATLANTIC :)

Posted by: Jonathan | April 19, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Great game to watch!

I think the team played great, they were are on the flyers, they threw themselves in defense and keep a good pace all the game long( except maybe at the beginning of the third.

But one thing is clear, the flyers are dangerous in front of the net, Huet had to come up strong twice on two shots over only 4 in the first.

Great feeling tonight.

Let's keep on the good work in Philadelphia!

Posted by: Gui | April 19, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

@uncatim

No word on Boomer. Nobody's saying anything. I'm not even sure what the injury is.

Posted by: tess | April 19, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Yeah --"unspecified injury" I'll be listening to Walton tonight.

Posted by: uncatim | April 19, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

@ puckguru
just in case u missed my response to your comments on fehr i will restste them:
THAT WAS A GUTLESS BACKSTABBING DIATRIBE AND U SHOULD HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY IT TO ERIC FACE TO FACE AT KETLER...OR SHUT UP AND KEEP YOUR UNFOUNDED GUTLESS COMMENTS TO YOURSELF.U R WITHOUT A DOUBT THE RUDEST MOST SPINELSS MORON ON THIS SITE

Posted by: wendel | April 19, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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