At least they got a point out of it...
There's no good way to blow a two goal third period lead and Sean Burke wears the goat horns in my books for Ovechkin's tying goal. The young man will be given a lot of plaudits for the play he made, but in my opinion there's absolutely no reason for Burke to allow a short side backhand goal from that angle. None. In past games there was a lack of timely goal scoring. I lay blame for the lack of that timely save tonight.
Among the rookies, Paul Ranger
's ice time slowly continues to creep upward. Tonight he once again broke the 18 minute mark and was even with 2 shots on goal and 2 shots blocked. I thought he was very good tonight. Evgeny Artyukhin
finished with a minus as he was on the ice for Ovechkin's game tying goal. In 9:22 of ice time they only credited him with 2 hits. He seemed more active to me.
Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020272.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]