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CapitalPowerPlay Wallpaper: February 2011

Our Feb installment of the CapitalPowerPlay.com, monthly computer desktop and iPhone/iPod Touch wallpapers. Every month we will make a new wallpaper available for download in various standard resolutions.Better late than never. We just finished before this month was over. For February we showcase an image from last year of Michal Neuvirth warming up and wearing his Hershey Bears mask.

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Neuvirth Makes Pens Coach Eat His Words

By Rodger M. WoodUnknownRookie goalie Michal Neuvirth stopped all 39 shots, Ovie scored the game’s only goal, and the fourth line nonstop energized the team, as the Caps played playoff style hockey to beat Eastern Conference archival Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on national television Monday night.Although playing a second away game in two nights and the last of a five game West Coast road trip and not getting their first shot until midway through the First Period. the Caps looked in charge of an injury depleted Penguins the entire game.The ferocious rivalry between the teams erupted in the second period when winger Matt Bradley avenged Matt Cooke’s knee to knee check on Alex O in the Feb. 6th game with a hard check on the accomplished cheap shot artist behind the Caps goal.After Bradley served a two minute penalty for what most in the press box thought was a clean hit, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton call up Ryan Craig challenged Bradley. As Cooke cowered on the bench, letting another player fight his battle, Craig paid the price for his teammate’s cowardly indiscretion, taking several hard punches to the head and spending the next five minutes in the penalty box.Fourth liners Boyd Bradley, David Streckel and Bradley sparked the Caps team with their fight, intense play, and hard checks the entire game.While Bradley was off serving the five minute fight penalty, Alex O flew down middle ice, reared back his stick and fired off a rocket shot that the up to that point, impenetrable Pens goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury, barely saw as it passed over his left shoulder into the net to make the score 1-0.In the third period, the Penguins threw everything at the Caps but the kitchen sink, but with five Caps players working on the ice together, collapsing in front of the net, blocking shots, and checking closely, they had trouble even bringing the puck up ice through the neutral zone and getting off a clean shot.Both goaltenders were spectacular, stopping a combined 62 of 63 shots, Fleury stopping 23/24, and Neuvirth 39/39.Last night marked Neuvirth’s second straight shutout of the “Crosby-less Penguins” and 18th win of the season, tying him with Jim Carey’s 1995-96 rookie 18 win – season.After his sad characterization of Neuvirth as a “shaky” goalie in HBO 24/7 series, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma must be eating crow.The Caps return home to face the improved New York Rangers Friday February 25th.

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Capitals With Neuvirth Blank The Pens! 3-0

MICHAL NEUVIRTH

Inspired play by the Caps with Michal Neuvirth come up big against the Pens.

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