Sunday, April 25, 2010
They Can Do This
In our last entry we highlighted some unexpected unpleasant results on the part of the Caps in this opening round series, but there is a well of production that hasn’t yet been tapped, too. Such is the nature of a team that hit so many clear high notes during the season. For example…
-- Alexander Semin had 27 multi-point games this season, 11 mutli-goal games.
-- Mike Green had six different points streaks of at least five games, including a pair of nine-game streaks.
-- Brooks Laich had only four “minus” games his last 32 games played.in the regular season.
-- Tomas Fleischmann went more than consecutive games without a point only three times this year and never more than four games (he in the midst of a three-game streak at the moment).
-- Semin was 2-1-3 against the Canadiens this season, and has ten goals in 13 career regular season games against Montreal.
-- Green had five points in four games against Montreal this season and has 14 in 14 regular season games for his career.
-- Laich was 3-2-5 in four games against the Canadiens this year; he scored his first NHL goal against Montreal at Bell Centre.
-- Fleischmann had five points in four games against Montreal this season and had seven in his last seven games over the past two seasons.
Clearly, this quartet has it in them to do better than a combined 1-5-6, even. They were a combined 7-11-18, plus-7 against Montreal this season in 14 man-games. No time like now to bring back some of those memories.