Semin was roughed up in the 1st by Braydon Coburn and Maxi Pads Talbot. Ugh. In the second the whole team, all four lines and d-men were losing their battles one on one. This is where a great Coach would make some changes, take control, didn't happen and Flyers scored the 2nd goal. After that all hell broke lose. Everything was going in for the Flyers tonight, but Caps still were outcoached and outplayed again. One should assume that it takes time for a new coach, especially from the juniour's league, to learn and adjust and it sounds like the adjustment is going way beyond this season.
I think for the first time in his career Ovi was outhit, this is the area where Ovi always dominated. Tonight every hit he gave or received was according to Newton's third law of motion: it was returned or given with an equal and opposite force. His second -1 (plus/minus) was embarasing, he lost the battle to Coburn at their blue line, Flyers countered and scored. Ugh.
Still Ovi was present, he tried, but it got out of control quickly.
total ice time 7:52, 7 shifts, average 01:07, PP 02:28, even 05:24, 1 missed shot, 1 hit, 1 takeaway
total ice time 13:24, 13 shifts, average 01:01, PP 02:28, even 10:56, 2 missed shots, 1 hit, 1 takeaway, 1 blocked shot.
-2, total ice time 5:32, 6 shifts, average 01:01, PP 02:28, even 05:32, 1 missed shot, 1 blocked shot
total ice time 5:32, 6 shifts, average 01:01, PP 03:44, even 04:46, 3 shots on goal, 1 giveaway
-2, total ice time 19:26, 19 shifts, average 01:01, PP 03:44, even 15:42, 3 shots on goal, 2 missed shots, 2 hits, 1 giveaway, 1 takeaway, 1 blocked shot