Saturday, March 1, 2008

Huge Night For Huet And The Capitals

Huet's first night as the Washington Capitals netminder ended with a 4 - 0 shut out over the New Jersey Devils. Huet, who was suprisingly acquired at the trade deadline by Washington, stopped all 18 shots on goal - a fairly low number considering New Jersey's 28.4 Shots per game (20th in NHL). This was his 3rd shut out of the season! Congrats ... Now, for your next trick.

Its great to watch fresh trades take to the ice the week following the trade deadline, is it me, or does there seem to be a "trial by fire" mentality from both the player and the team? The big trades this year were Huet, Richards and Campbell ... sure everyone was anticipating where Hossa would go - unfortunately, Hossa's maiden voyage in the Penguins sweater sent him to the locker room with an ankle injury (heard he is out of the week). The caliber of hockey we saw this past week was no less than amazing, the players who had to show up - sure did this past week!

Richards cross crease pass to Hagman - Campbells big night with the sharks, showing up and adding a few more notches to his stats and Huet's Shut Out! If this is what I am going to be served up during the playoffs, this just may be one of those post-seasons that will be talked about for years to come! Then again ... its up to those who make it.

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