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October 09, 2010
Game 2: Capitals DESTROY Devils 7-2

    The Capitals demolished the Devils 7-2 in Washington on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

    Jason Arnott gave the Devils an early 1-0 lead when he put the puck past Michal Nuevirth just 1:49 into the first period.   Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias assisted on Arnott's second goal of the season.

    John Carlson evened the score with a goal that beat Martin Brodeur just 35 seconds after Arnott's tally.

    The Devils took a 2-1 lead when Henrik Tallinder scored a short-handed goal at 13:44.   Dainius Zubrus and Travis Zajac assisted on Tallinder's first goal of the season.

    The Capitals outshot the Devils 12-10 in the first period, which ended with New Jersey leading 2-1.

    Tomas Fleischmann scored at 1:59 of the second period to tie the game, 2-2.   Alexander Ovechkin scored at 14:31 to make it 3-2 Washington.   Jason Chimera scored at 18:25 and Ovechkin scored on a penalty shot at 19:12 to make it 5-2 Capitals.

    The second period ended with Washington leading 5-2.   The Devils outshot the Caps 17-8, but were outscored 0-4 in the second period.

    Johan Hedberg tookover in net for New Jersey at the start of the third period.   At 3:07 Hedberg came way out of the goal and gave the puck away, leading to a short-handed goal from Brooks Laich.   Eric Fehr added a power-play goal for Washington at 10:27 to give the Caps a 7-2 lead.



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