The Washington Capitals played their first game in Prospect Camp soundly
beating the Detroit Red Wings six to two.
Aaron van Leusen put Detroit on the board three minutes into the game
but Washington then scored six goals in a row.
Logan Koopmans in net for Detroit vainly attempted to go down in a
butterfly as Brad Parsons shot the puck under his left pad with eight
mintes left in the first period.
Brian Sutherby ended the first period scoring a goal with two minutes left.
Three and a half minutes into the second period Boyd Gordon scored a
shorthanded goal with Chris Corrinet in the penalty box for High
Sticking. Gordon scored with a wrist shot over Koopmans left shoulder.
Washington’s Nolan Yonkman sent Matt Hubbauer head first into the
boards. Hubbauer rolled over onto his back with Yonkman standing over
him and kicked up at him a few times, never hitting him. The linesmen
came in to break it up and had to hold both players back from each
other. Hubbauer was yapping at Yonkman and Yonkman just made a yapping
gesture back at Hubbauer with his hand.
There were no penalties called on the incident.
Nineteen seconds later Watshington scored their fourth goal from Graham
Mink. The goal was Washington’s 11th shot.
Parsons scored his second goal of the night on the 12th shot.
Gordon’s second goal came on the 13th shot for Washington with two
minutes left in the second period putting Washington up six to one.
Detroit replaced Koopmans with Nick Pannoni to start the third period.
Pannoni stopped all seven shots that he faced in the third period.
Darryl Bootland scored the last goal for Detroit putting Rob Collins
shot in past Maxime Ouellet.
Ouellet was outstanding making 39 saves for Washington.
Atlanta and Minnesota played their game in the other rink with Atlanta
gaining a four to three win over Minnesota.
Atlanta’s goals were scored by Greg Black, Matt Herneisen, Judd Medak,
and Mike Wirll. All of Atlanta’s goals came on the power play except for
Medak’s whose was an even strength goal.
Minnesota’s goals were cored by Zbynek Michalek, Joff Hoggan, and
Rickard Wallin. All were even strength goals.
Atlanta’s goal tender Sebastien Nolet made 32 saves on the 35 shots he
faced. Minnesota’s Barry Brust made 30 saves on 34 shots.