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Starting Lines, First Period

First Period updates:
*On the power play for the first time tonight, the Caps missed on two good chances. The first when Michael Nylander was unable to gain full control of the puck or get a shot off as he stood alone to the left side of the crease. The second when a rebound from an Eric Fehr shot popped out to Brooks Laich who was tied up with a defenseman in front of Craig Anderson. 0-for-1.

*1-0 Caps. Backstrom (6) from Fleischmann and Lepisto at 15:57.

*Ten seconds into the Caps second power play, Nicklas Backstrom's pass, which was intended for Alex Ovechkin, deflected off one of the Panthers skates and past Anderson. At first glance us media folks in the press box thought Ovechkin might have batted it in but with help from the Verizon replay it was clear that the pass ricocheted off a Florida skate.

*Sami Lepisto's assist is his third point (all assists) in the four games he's played since being called up from Hershey.

*That goal was the Caps first power play tally in eight periods, the last was Viktor Kozlov's in the second period against Atlanta. Washington was 0-for-8 with the man advantage in the past two games.

*The Caps out shot the Panthers 8-4 in the first, and Flordia didn't really test Jose Theodore.

Here are your starting lines for tonight's game, which is about to start.

Capitals:
Fleischmann-Nylander-Bradley

Morrisonn-Lepisto

Panthers
Peltonen-Campbell-Dvorak

Skrastins-Bouwmeester

By Katie Carrera  |  December 2, 2008; 7:07 PM ET
 
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Comments

its always a good sign when the first shot against isn't a goal!

Posted by: finnmeg | December 2, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

power play caps!

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

shoot the puck Nyl!

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

mauree -- do you have a live stream?

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | December 2, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

If mauree doesn't have a live feed, he still has a high percentage of being right saying that. :)

Posted by: _Mark | December 2, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

haha no unfortunately no tv means no online stream. I could just tell Nyls was figure-8 skating on the radio :D

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Power Play Caps!

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

OVECHKIN!

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

OVIE!!!

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

OV!

Posted by: AMHV2772 | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

GGGGOOOOAAALLLL OV!

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

OVIEEEEEE!!! YEAH!!!

I

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

elicea you're fast lol

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh, BACKSTROM!

Posted by: AMHV2772 | December 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Backstrom?

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

BACKSTROM, not Ovechkin, but WooT!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

wait so Backstrom scored?
These radio guys said it was Ovie??

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

goal backstrom, assist flash and lepisto

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Shoot. Jurcina, STUPID penalty!!!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Juice, interference. Stoopid!

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind seeing Stecks score another shorty

@mauree

what can I say. (:

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

WHEW!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

almost like the 1930's. Economy is in the tank. Fire going to beat the chill, and curled up to the "radio" feed of the hockey. All you need is FDR on the ol' victrola

exactly why Al Gore invented the internet.

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

sounds like Theodore had a solid first, along with the rest of the team.

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

One down, two to go...

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Katie thank you so much for the visual descriptions :)

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I am very grateful for your updates of tonight's game, Katie.

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

You know what would be even better than these visual descriptions?

WATCHING THE GAME ON TV!

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | December 2, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Nylander shot the puck?! *gasp*

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

sorry, couldn't help myself. (:

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

anyone know if the game is playing on Cox cable anywhere. Just got back from work late tonight.

Posted by: fricknoutstandin | December 2, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

games not being televised anywhere

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

no tv

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

noooooo

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

tie game

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

was that Alzner's fault?

err, this game needs to be televised.

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

power play caps

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

CRAP.

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Double crap.

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

steckel to alzner, goal for the panthers!

Posted by: Leeguru | December 2, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

AUGH!!! #^*&@!% @($@!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh my goodness! poor Alzner

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

so does that count as a shortie or a pp goal?
just trying to keep from cryin'

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Damnnnnnnn!!! Two goals under two minutes???

Posted by: cbs75 | December 2, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Come on Caps, keep the home dominance going!!! Time for a goal.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | December 2, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

ugghhh we can win this!!

Posted by: diehardcapsfan | December 2, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

OK..just got in. what did i miss? (this is valkova, had to change my user name). Let's Go Caps!!

Posted by: vkova10 | December 2, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

the penalties are piling up. not good!

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Come on, boys! COME ON! STUPID PENALTIES?! %#^@!$%(!@ ARGH!!!

Let's get some momentum back. This is winnable, dammit!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I think I'm gonna puke.....

Posted by: cbs75 | December 2, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

F***.

^$#%!@)*&$@!^

F. F. F!!!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

oh my :(

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Off of MORRISONN?!

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU GUYS ON??!

Posted by: irockthered | December 2, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Jeez! thats what, the 10th shot?

get the hook!!

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

what are we going to do without a healthy Semin, Greeny, and Feds?

Posted by: windjammersouth | December 2, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

*honk honk honk*

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

can we at least toss Brash out there to slap the stuffing out of someone as a "wake-up" call?

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

mauree...

LETS GO CAPS

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

COME ON BOYS!!

Posted by: mauree | December 2, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

well....i said it saturday night. worse lead in hockey is a two goal lead.

-and-

this will make the comeback sweeter!!

lets go boys!

Posted by: lamplighter1 | December 2, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

uh oh... Still have faith, though! LETS GO CAPS!

Posted by: elicea | December 2, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

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