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Semin Leaves Warm Up (Update)

Alexander Semin left the ice after the first five minutes of warm ups, which likely means he won't be playing tonight against the Devils.

**It's official Semin is scratched tonight as are Shaone Morrisonn and Sergei Fedorov. The Fleischmann-Nylander-Clark line and defense pairing of Poti and Sloan will start.

Here are what the lines looked liked during warm up.

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Kozlov
Fleischmann-Nylander-Clark
Laich-Steckel-Fehr
Brashear-Gordon-Bradley

Schultz-Green
Poti-Sloan
Erskine-Jurcina

Theodore

By Katie Carrera  |  November 15, 2008; 6:43 PM ET
 
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Here's to hoping that Semin is at 100% soon! and the caps get another WIN tonight :)

Posted by: diehardcapsfan | November 15, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I hope he took himself out so he is 100% for the west coast swing. Caps have got to get at least 2 of 4 in the west.

Posted by: QuintenD | November 15, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The NJ Devils feed showed Semin grimacing after taking a shot and soon after left the ice. Im thinking wrist/arm/shoulder?

Posted by: TJ2008 | November 15, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Game feed is live on CSN and CSN HD (in widescreen, not HD). Broadcast was not scheduled to be HD, so I definitely appreciate the extra screen real estate!

All the geeky stuff aside, let's go Caps!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

$#!+, Green totally missed his assignment. Geez...

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

That first goal was nasty...and not in a good way.

Posted by: reesem37 | November 15, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

what the hell are the caps doing!!!

Posted by: reesem37 | November 15, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

not looking so good early on...tired legs maybe?

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

jurcina is the worst

Posted by: reesem37 | November 15, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Juice, back in the box again...

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

God, Bull $#!+ again!

We need to wake up or this is going to be a long night.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

nice defense on that goal.

Posted by: MNMNT | November 15, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

THE FLASH!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Wow!!!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

booya

Posted by: MNMNT | November 15, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Flash is on feire!

Posted by: austinsteve | November 15, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Oskar Osala gets #10 for the yearto put Bears up 1-0 over phantoms w/9:45 remaining in 1st.

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Cool!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

A ROCKET FROM THE BLUE LINE!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the hard work paying off. Yeah Ovie!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

OVIEEEEEEE

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Sloan makes his case for the Norris trophy
;)

Posted by: austinsteve | November 15, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Ovie baby!!!...hell of a shot from Sloan. I like him a lot!

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Ovi and Sloan! Daddy Gabby, can we keep him? Pleeeeease?

Posted by: kittypawz | November 15, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Osalo has 10 goals for the Bears? How long till he his playing with the Caps? Next year?

Posted by: MReilly9 | November 15, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin is back! That was one SICK deflection. :)

I'm watching the game on CI on the MSG channel ... better picture and I enjoy listening to Doc Emrick.

Thanks for the Osala update ... great news!

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Funny how the mood here changed after that first goal by Flash. :)

Posted by: QuintenD | November 15, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Sure glad we never traded Flash...i was one of the few in here that "had his back" back during the summer.In Bruce I trust!

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | November 15, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Great game so far -- almost as good as that Wings-Pens game this afternoon, errr, nevermind

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

yuck

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

A piss-poor shift by Poti.

The alliteration is the only thing funny about that first shift.

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Kozlov driving to the net -- good sign

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, sloppy and undisciplined.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

This sucks, terrible PK

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

this is stupid!! penalty killers were just standing there doing nothing

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

lousy period so far

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

not getting much better

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the defensemen are being too cute with clearning the zone ... sigh.

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Caps will lose this game...what are they doing?! just letting the devils do whatever they want..they look sleepy

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Varlamov beat on penalty shot -- phantoms up 2-1 with 9 minutes and change remaining in 2nd.

Lepisto scores! 2-2!!

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

WAKE UP CAPS!

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Green is smokin' rope. Geez...

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

this does not even look like a power play

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

lousy pp, too

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Brash needs to pick a fight to help his mates out

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

WHAT A SAVE!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

nice rob jt

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Nice save JT!

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

at least we're only down by one...it could be a lot worse...how many more good scoring chances will they get?

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

When's the last time we had a fight?

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Devils are hungrier than we are for the win

The Jersey announcers saying they're winning 8 out of 10 of the battles on the boards

I missed a while in there so it could all be lies...

Posted by: austinsteve | November 15, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

YESSSSSSS KOZZZZZZZZIIIEEE!

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

WOOOOO!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

sweet Kozlov! JT kept the boys from being blown out. The Caps have crept back into this period

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Kozlov made it look easy!

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

thing i love about this team is they are never out of it. can score at any moment!

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

We will take it! Didn't Gabby say something about ugly goals?

JT has definitely done his job. Ovie and the boys need to hold up their end.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Bears down 3-2 at end of two. So far,16 penalties & a penalty shot in game with president of AHL in attendance.

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

there will be a fight next period! started by the team that gives up the next goal.

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Whew. Capitals lucky to be tied the way they're playing ... turn it on in the third!

Erskine-Clarkson bout, anyone?

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

wow..did you all just see the new penguin jerseys??? they look like a bunch of smurfs!!!

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Brash is throwing the hits and the Devils -- he may draw some ire from the Devils. Pity the Devil who fights back

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Apologies if it's a repost, but Gary Bettman is getting on the Habs' All-Star voting issues. I feel confident on this.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2008/11/14/canadiens-all-star-voting.html

Posted by: Section117 | November 15, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Bahahaha. I think they should probably pull Barry's NHL.com commercial.

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

CapsSkins,
Maybe you recall the 'Guins debuted them pajamas last season against Buffalo at The Ice Bowl. They are the same.

Speaking 3rd jerseys, what about Atlanta's? As if their "unfinished" dark wasn't hideous enough.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

stupid, stupid, stupid

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

how did that shot get through?

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

ugh, green should have done better to cover that play

Posted by: 202-206 | November 15, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

JT should've stopped that

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Chris Bourque ties it 3-3 early in third.

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

BACKSTROM!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

OH YEAH BACKSTROM!!

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

backstrom baby!!!! he is on fire also.

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

YESS!!

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Nice Goal!!! Backstrom on fire!

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

YESSSS!

*jump up and down*

Posted by: AMHV2772 | November 15, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Whew...

Nice patience Backsie. Sweet.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

our D really needs to step up now, stop putting Jose into bad situations

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

can't blame jt with this one. he has made some amazing stops to keep us in this game. our defense looks horrible. we might as well start a 2nd center per line with 1 D and go all offense.

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

The Caps gotta clear the zone better -- not impressed tonight

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

absolutely ridiculous

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

terrible, terrible, terrible attempts to clear

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Osala puts Bears up 4-3!! Second of game, 11 on the season.

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Horrible clearing attempts by the Caps all night long.

Time to bench Clark.

Whew ... what a game, huh?

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

HAT TRICK OSALA!!

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

i dont like this game..feeling happy, then mad, happy, then mad...UGHH, i want happy, then happy

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Crosby has passed Semin in the All Star voting :(

Posted by: BlondeCapsFan | November 15, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL Nylander Flash clark -6
yes the beast is awake

Posted by: wendel2 | November 15, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

98 crucial seconds... let's go Caps!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Listening to this game on the radio.

Colby stated that JT has allowed 5 goals on 29 shots. Is JT playing that bad? Is the old JT back after a game & a half of good goaltending?

Posted by: puckman | November 15, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Aucoin, then Laing. 7-3 Bears, about 2 minutes to go.

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Bears7-3 with 2 minutes to go

Posted by: wendel2 | November 15, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

No JT has been very good, but the Caps can't clear their own zone so the Devils are peppering him

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

thought Brash was gonna go.... guess not
every 7th game is his ratio

GMGM MAKE THAT TRADE

Posted by: wendel2 | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

OH MY!!!

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!!

Posted by: 202-206 | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

OH MY GOD!!!!!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

OMGGGGGGGGgGG I dont believe it!

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

LOL...LOL...LOL

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

holy moly what a shot!!! OVP!!!

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

wowwwwwww

Posted by: MNMNT | November 15, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

backstrom with the assist!!! HUGE game tonight!!!!

Posted by: 202-206 | November 15, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

omg I connect to see this Ovie goal???

5-5??? what a game huh?

Posted by: mauree | November 15, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

OV!!! Just in time!

Posted by: skins1110 | November 15, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

it counts! YEAH BABY!!

Posted by: mauree | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

OVECHKIN!

I told a friend today that the Devils are a boring team to watch ...

I'll eat my words. :)

Posted by: Cerealman | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

AMAZING!!!

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

W O W

Posted by: yrb1 | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

this is UNBELIEVABLE! I jumped so high! YAYAYAYAYAY

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

That was a GREAT pass by Backsie!!!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

crazy game...

Posted by: MNMNT | November 15, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Holy crap - OOOOVVVVVIIIIIEEEE

Posted by: alpca3877 | November 15, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

OV is so back

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | November 15, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

OVP!

Tarik, hit delete and re-write that story...

Posted by: oldtimehockey | November 15, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I gotta do a shot of Wild Turkey just on principal.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

lol Bernie

Posted by: mauree | November 15, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

devils are much quicker to the puck than the caps...

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

can Semin come NOW for this shootout???

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Semin wishes he was out there. Heck, who wouldn't.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

OK, it sucks that we lost, but remember this extra point in the standings in April. Ovechkin and crew absolutely stole this point for the team.

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

dagnabit deputy dawg

Posted by: uncatim | November 15, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

i'll take the point for that horrible display of defense.

Posted by: CapsSkins | November 15, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Happy, not just because of the point but cause the Caps are improving effort-wise and on the "never quit" attitude.

Posted by: mauree | November 15, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to get a point in that game with the awful defense...but really, we should've won that game easily. Without Brodeur, New Jersey is not that great...their defense pretty bad. That being said, Washington is disgraceful in the shootout. Any stat guy on here know if there is a team in the NHL that is worse than the Caps since they started the whole shoot out thing??? If a game goes to shoot out, I usually leave the room because it's pretty much an automatic loss. With all the talent and firepower, that's pretty pathetic.

Posted by: badkarma723 | November 15, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Dang. 0-3 on the Shootout is weak to say the least. JT wasn't stellar but did play very well. Let's just make the road trip a good one.

The night is young so I'm going out. Good night Caps Fans!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | November 15, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

mauree, good call.

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | November 15, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Not having Semin in the shootout definetely hurt... nothing against Boyd but i think Nylander should have took the third shot in the shootout...

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

The CAPS steal a point tonight on a game they deserved to come away with zero points. The defense was not good and I'm sure BB and staff will study the film and work on the corrections.

Overall, we will take the point on the road. (Even against NJ we can not be expected to win them all, but we sure do hope for it!)

Just curious, but does it seem we lose a lot more players to some type of injury vs. the other teams? Does any one have team injury stats?

Posted by: TrackCollector | November 15, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Nice uncalled HUGE crosscheck on Devils with 6 sec to go. Oh, and who the hell thinks to let Gordon shoot in shootout?

Posted by: unhuman | November 15, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

I gotta say even though we lost, it was exciting to watch this game.. except for the shootout of course...

I love how even though, the team was tired, they never gave up and tried until the last second, i.e. ovie's goal !

glad that we got a point out of this one :)

Posted by: diehardcapsfan | November 15, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh. My. GOD!

(((>.

Posted by: irockthered | November 15, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

OOookay.

What I was trying to say was...

I can't believe that last-second shot of Ovie's! WOW! And Bäckström had a fantastic game. Glad to see them take it all the way to a shootout. It's a point, and I'll take it.

And run.

Posted by: irockthered | November 15, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I kind of thought we might see Flash in the shootout. Gordo, I don't know. Love the guy, but not sure he was the best bet tonight.

Glad we got the point.

Posted by: Kim-3 | November 15, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, I'm so mad Boyd shot that third shot... what about Nylander???!! or even Fleischmann would been better..

oh well, we deserved no points and we got one...but when 2 points are there after we played terrible, i wish we couldve got that extra point..

Posted by: rachel216 | November 15, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Bears win 7-3. Hat trick by Osala. Goals by Aucoin, Bourque, Lepisto, and Laing.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | November 15, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

It's not often that a goalie gives up 5 goals and still be good. Theo kept us in the game, we had a pretty lacking effort in the D-zone tonight.

Posted by: Vic_Mackey | November 15, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Green and Nylander were both SUCKO tonight.

Schultz played well, just got railroaded by having to be Green's partner. MG had even more turnovers than usual.

Posted by: cstanton1 | November 15, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

i dont think nyls played in the third??? or was it just me???

Posted by: vik191 | November 15, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

>>

Bruce rewarded Gordon's good effort tonight. Nylander was awful again and didn't deserve to be the shootout hero. May not make sense from a bigger picture perspective but there it is.

Posted by: cstanton1 | November 15, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

i'm serious, does anyone know if there's a team that's lost more shootout games by percentage than the Caps since they started using it?? Or does anyone have any idea where to look this up, I really am curious.

Posted by: badkarma723 | November 15, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nhlshootouts.com/ShootoutStats.htm

Found this link, not sure if the numbers are accurate, BUT, interesting stat near the bottom of the page confirming what I thought...the Caps are absolutely dreadful in the shootout. As many losses as they have doing this, wouldn't it be something you'd want to practice...a lot???

Posted by: badkarma723 | November 15, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Nylander was atrocious.

I can't wait until Fedorov returns, the Semin-Fedorov combo will be unreal.

Posted by: DrAdamson | November 16, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

@badkarma723 - I think we don't practice the shootout enough because we don't want to be stuck in a shootout position. We want to win in regulation time, or at the very worst in sudden death overtime. Secure the game before that last buzzer. But I agree - we need to practice it a bit more, or at the very least, leave Ovechkin out of it. He can be a beast when he's out there with the team, but in a one-on-one situation, he gets stopped more than 3/4 of the time. :-(

Posted by: irockthered | November 16, 2008 4:55 AM | Report abuse

Also - Semin-Bäckström-Ovechkin is a great line; save Fedorov to head up the 2nd line and drop Clark down to the 3rd.

Posted by: irockthered | November 16, 2008 4:56 AM | Report abuse

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