The Washington Times - September 25, 2007, 08:01PM

\ As for the action on the ice, the Caps dominated play in the first 20 minutes, and not just because Carolina took more penalties. The checking line of Matt Pettinger, Dave Steckel and Boyd Gordon spent more time on offense than defense. Tomas Fleischman and Mike Green connected for a sweet goal, and both continue to produce in games - something that Glen Hanlon said was paramount to making the team. Green also took a bad penalty dumping the puck over the glass in own end, it seems like that’s what people should expect from him - flashes of excellence and youthful mistakes. Both power play units (it is still a little strange to write that) look like they could use some polish, but that’s to be expected. \


\ Something that was unexpected was the turnout - or lack thereof - here at the Phone Booth. There are probably only about 3,500 people or so at high tide in the first 20 minutes.\

\ — Corey Masisak