Bondra Achieves Two Franchise Record Goals: Retro Summary – Washington Capitals Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2001 – NHL Sports

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in recent years, Washington Capitals Fans have been treated to numerous career milestones by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and others. Fans have become more frequent in Capitals games in the hope that one or more career milestones will be achieved.

The 2000-01 season was similar in that respect. In particular, right-wing Peter Bondra, who was in his 12th year of his career at Capitals, had an important career mile before the Washington Capitals-Carolina Hurricanes match at the MCI Center on November 30, 2001. I was approaching the stone.

Just two days ago, in a match against Buffalo Sabers, Bondra Score 397 pointsNS The goals of his career allowed him to set a record for the Capitals franchise for the goal.Records were held by Mike Gartner.


On record, when heading to the game, Capitals had a record of 9-13-3-0 and 21 ranking points. Carolina had a record of 12-10-4-2 with 26 ranking points. After starting Season 10-6-1-2, they won only two of the previous games.

In the goalkeeper match, Capitals Olaf Korzig and the wand Arthur Ilbe faced each other.In terms of injury, defense Sergei Goncher After missing the previous match, I was back in the lineup. Capitals Top Defense, Calle Johansson, I was out in the season after having surgery on the rotator cuff a month ago.

First period

The first period was a very turbulent period in one or more ways. The first action of the game was the battle between the capital Chris Simon and Carolina’s Chris Dingman at 2:33.

Dust began to form when Dingman fixed Simon along the board. Simon reacted by poking Dinman with a knuckle before throwing some of the missed left, resulting in both players falling.

But at 4:04, Bondra didn’t waste any more time to reach the franchise’s record goals. He passed the goalkeeper Arturs Irbe and tapped the Dainius Zubrus rebound from the right. He was misaligned at the top of the crease.This goal was Bondra’s 16NS This season’s goal and the 398th in his career. Brendan Witt received secondary support.

Sergei Goncher, almost four minutes later, at 8:03, Adam Oates, The person who won his 1300NS NHL points. Capitals led 2-0.

Carolina dug a deeper hole when Niclas Warfarin took the cross-check penalty at 12:21. Bondra scored the second goal of the game at 13:28 with just over a minute of the next power play. He scored in one time set up by Goncher and was also supported by Ulf Dahlén. He now had 399 goals for his career. The cap led 3-0. A little over 30 seconds later Dmitri Christitch Increase the score and cap lead to 4-0.

At this point, Carolina head coach Paul Maurice chose to pull Irbe in favor of Tom Barrasso, who was the backup of the day. The goalkeeper switch seemed to energize Carolina almost instantly. Two minutes after switching goalkeepers, Hurricane Eric Cole scored a fourth goal of the season to break the shutout. He was helped by Niclas Warfarin and Sandis Ozorinche. Immediately after that Dainius Zubrus We imposed a high sticking penalty on the cap. Hurricane’s Ron Francis, who later became Hurricane’s general manager and then Seattle Kraken’s general manager, scored his fourth goal of the season in power play following 17:00. He was assisted by Jeff O’Neill and Sami Kapanen. Caps leads have been reduced to 4-2. This was the score to enter the break.

Second term

Caps took two penalties in the first few minutes of the second period. First, Andrey Nicholysin received a hooking penalty at 2:47. More than a minute after Caps killed Nikolicin’s penalty, Sergei Goncher was evaluated for an elbow penalty. Fortunately, Caps also killed the penalty.

At 9:45, almost half of the period, Ulf Dahlén scored the tenth goal of the Capitals season with the help of Sergei Goncher and Jaromír Jaromír. The lead is now 5-1. Glen Wesley took a hurricanes hold penalty just 32 seconds later, but Caps couldn’t score in power play. However, Adam Oates scored his fifth goal of the season at 13:54 with assistance from Darren and Jargar. The score was 6-2, which was the score for the second break.

Third period

Neither team had a goal in the third term. Brendan Witt of the cap was punished for roughing for about half the period. At 14:20, Witt fought hurricane Darren Langdon. After the puck entered the stand, the two players were both pushing and pushing. They were initially tied up. Witt landed one or two jabs, then Langdon took control. He landed a quick jab on Wit’s chin five or six times before falling to Wit.

After the match

This Capitals victory ended three games in a row without a win. In these three games, Caps gave up 15 goals. We also reduced the wand lead in the Southeast Division’s capital to 7 points.

The victory ensured that Caps wouldn’t lose both home-series and home-series games with hurricanes, as the next game on their schedule played against Raleigh’s hurricane.

After the match, winger Ulf Dahlén said: We can enjoy this to some extent, but we are not in a position to enjoy it for a long time. As soon as you leave this building, you need to focus on your next match. This is because I oppose this team again. “

It was a milestone night when Peter Bondra set a Caps franchise record at 397.NS And 398NS Goal and Adam Oates have won his 1300NS Career point. It was also a milestone for head coach Ron Wilson, who coached the 354th match against Washington, which linked Terry Murray to the second in franchise history. At the time, Brian Murray was a franchise leader and coached 769 games.

Related Documents
The Washington Post: Game Summary — Division titles pass Carolina
UPI Summary: November 30, 2001 — Washington 6 Carolina 2
ESPN: Game Summary
New York Times Summary: Bondra Wins
Box score:
Box score from hockey reference
Battle description and hockey battle

Diane Doyle

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Bondra Achieves Two Franchise Record Goals: Retro Summary – Washington Capitals Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2001 Bondra Achieves Two Franchise Record Goals: Retro Summary – Washington Capitals Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2001

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