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Watch Caps’ Carlson score from center ice

Feb 4, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

Sometimes firing the puck is pretty much all you need to do is score. That was the case Sunday afternoon when Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson dumped the puck into the Penguins zone and ended up beating his former teammate, Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun.

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The silver lining for Vokoun is that Pittsburgh came back with three consecutive goals en route to a commanding 6-3 victory over Washington.

It was Vokoun’s first start against the Capitals since his stint with them last season and he now has a 3-1-0 record this season.

  1. jpelle82 - Feb 4, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    he deserved it. steigerwald said something the other day when he played against the jets i think, said he jumps out of the net too early and all someone would have to do is fake the dump in and shoot on net. obviously thats not what happened here but he definitely got bit on this one. nice to see him dominate his old team though, bet the caps wish they had kept him – we will see how that 7th rd pick works out for the caps in the future

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      That glove save on Ovi’s wrister was amazing. I actually wonder if he even saw the puck or Ovi just shot it into his glove. You could just feel the breeze from the wind leaving Ovi’s sails on that one….

  2. bcjim - Feb 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Did you record that on a circa 1999 cell phone aimed at a box tv set? That is horrible video quality. Didn’t NBC *show* this game?

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      The quality was consistent with the rest of NBC’s broadcast.

  3. jhuck92 - Feb 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Kunitz is outta gas right now….
    Ohh… SCORE!! One of the WEIRD ones!!!

    I love Doc.

  4. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I think plays like this are great for Fleury….to see an amazing goaltender in Vokoun do something so off-the-mark…what better way to say “hey we all have bad games and bad plays”. Really when you think about it what kind of veteran presence has Fleury ever had to look up to…Aubin? Caron? Johnson?

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