Found December 23, 2011 on Rock the Red:
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The Washington Capitals were oh so close on Friday night, erasing a pitiful second period with an outstanding third one and clawing a point out of the Devils that they certainly did not deserve throughout the first two thirds of the game.  Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera were the goal scorers, Chimera twice, as the Caps found a way to head into the holiday break with a slightly better taste in their mouths than there would have been otherwise.  Beggars can't be choosers. The Devils got off to an excellent start, earning good zone time with a good forecheck and opportune attacks off of turnovers.  As a result, Michal Neuvith, making his fourth start in a row, was forced into several excellent saves right off the bat, including an excellent denial of Zach Parise in front.  New Jersey's excellent pressure earned them a power play after six minutes, but a combination of luck and some nice shot blocking kept the Devils off the board with that man advantage.  The Devils continue...
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