Sunday, September 23, 2007

Game Recap: TB 1 - WSH 2

From TSN:

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Alexander Semin broke a 1-1 tie less than two minutes into the second period to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in preseason action.

Dave Steckel scored the other Washington goal, and Brent Johnson saved 18 of 19 shots for the Capitals.

Martin St. Louis tallied for Tampa Bay, assisted by Vincent Lecavalier and Dan Boyle, and Johan Holmqvist stopped 18 of the 20 shots he saw in net.

Also there were 2 significant injuries. Vinny left with an upper body injury, Boyle was hurt after the game. The one to Boyle was just freakish. Here's the write-up:

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Boyle will undergo surgery on Sunday following a freak accident at the end of Saturday's 2-1 pre-season loss to the Washington Capitals.

Boyle was injured in the Lightning locker room when distracted while hanging up his skates. A skate slipped off of the hook and hit him in his left wrist, cutting a tendon.

He'll have surgery on Sunday and will be out of action for several weeks.

Also injuried in the game was Lightning centre Vincent Lecavalier, who left in the second period with an undisclosed upper body injury.

Boyle, set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, is coming off a career-high season where he put up 63 points (20 goals, 43 assists).

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Anonymous said...

I don't know which makes me feel more nauseous,imagining a skate falling and cutting like that or knowing that the best defense player is out for at least a month.

RJ said...

Now that the surgery is done, I'll go with him being out 4-6 weeks!

The cut was nasty. I read the skate was so sharp it went clean through to the bone. Ugghhh.