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Ovechkin's Crazy Goal

Okay, for everyone who's not near a television here is Alex Ovechkin's goal from the first period against the Canadiens that tied the game at 1-1. I won't break this down, the play speaks for itself. Could it be "The Goal" part two?

By Katie Carrera  |  February 18, 2009; 9:16 PM ET
 
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Well, only Ovechkin can do it. What a sick dude...

Posted by: fnralch | February 18, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

On TSN interview, he ranked it in his Top 10. They were incredulous as to what the others were, other than the Phoenix goal.

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | February 18, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Uh - how was that not holding on feds in the corner? TSN zoomed right in on it. You could CLEARLY see the stick and the hand impeding feds progress - awful.

Posted by: patrone | February 18, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

We're getting badly outhit by the Canadiens...

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

WTF!!!

WHERE IS THE FEED!!!

Posted by: patrone | February 18, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

ok who's hacking into the TSN satellite? its down and we cannot watch the game

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

a penalty on Semin... UGH

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

penalties are killing us

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

OK, time to put the pedal to the metal; sucks that we need a come-from-behind victory, but whatever. There's time.

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Wow!!! What the heck happened to our OK??? Looks like Theo should have saved that one.

Posted by: vegascapsfan1 | February 18, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

tough one, i think it was deflected.

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Too many beers. ;op Meant PK!!!

Posted by: vegascapsfan1 | February 18, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Next player that committs penalty, needs to be sent to Hershey and get there by walking

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

We take so many penalties and can't kill them off, we won't go far in the playoffs cause we can't stay out of the box and we can't kill, and it's ALWAYS semin that's in the box when the opponent scores, when will he ever learn? never.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

OV did not look good going into the bench

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

ovechkin is hurt, this keeps getting better

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Nylander is bad

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

screw center ice/nhl network/gary bettman for stealing my $170. I guess steve kolbe on the radio is my only option..go caps

Posted by: 202-206 | February 18, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Come on Rachel, I feel your frustration, but it is not always Semin. It happens, all three goals have been scored against us because of penalties.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm not feelin' a comeback... ugh, once again we're about to lose to a team we should've beat.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

haha did anyone else catch the chant after the PP goal? "THESE REFS SUCK...THESE REFS SUCK...THESE REFS SUCK." Great!

Posted by: patrone | February 18, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to start playing with some emotion. Someone besides Ovechkin.

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

And TSN calling game from studio since their audio feed went down. Glad to see AO on ice.

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I know, opita1, I get you, but it's the times during the games when he gets called, it's always late in the game, when the score is TIED, his just comes in terrible times.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

rachel: Remember Dave's comment about you sounding like PensBlog? Yeah. :(

patrone: It's "REF(S), YOU SUCK!" actually.

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I feel like the Canadiens outhustled us throughout most of the game, just a sloppy performance by us..they seemed kinda tired, something was missing in the Caps tonight.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Three power play goals by Montreal ?. Healthy scratch time for guys who took penalties.

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

bad third period, come on boys, step it up, MTL is dominating right now...

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

this game is going into overtime, but I am being somewhat optimistic.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Alright boys, I appreciate you waiting til I got out of class to kick Montreal's butt, but you're cutting it a bit close here. Lets go!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

WHAT NOW!? Tied at 3! :D

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

maybe not so over optimistic?

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

YESS!!!! wow

Posted by: doncosmic | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Alright! Way to go, Stecks!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

YES! No penalties please!!

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

SWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

GOAAAAAAAALLLLLL

Posted by: skins1110 | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

STECKS!!!!

Posted by: geauxcaps | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Just saw the Ovie goal, it was great! Thanks for the post!

I'd be lying if I didn't say I used virtually the exact same move in rec hockey a couple of years ago. The difference was that the mook is not an NHL starter and I screwed up my knee slamming it into the ice as I rolled in front of the goal. (See Not Ovie!)

We still down one? I fell asleep trying to catch intermissions on other games to get news and highlights. :)

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Ok here we go. Now someone please go out and hit every Canadian on the ice on their next shift. Without taking a penalty though.

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

So we're tied? Yes!!!

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

OHHH so close on a 4th!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

We take so many penalties and can't kill them off, we won't go far in the playoffs cause we can't stay out of the box and we can't kill, and it's ALWAYS semin that's in the box when the opponent scores, when will he ever learn? never.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM

seriously, calm down.

Hossa just got in a fight. hahaha

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Come on boys, lets close this one out in regulation!!

Posted by: TrappedinGA | February 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Truly these are the Cardiac Caps!

Posted by: geauxcaps | February 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

OT - at least they got one - now lets get the other

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

great job getting a point but we should have won in regulation

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

With the one point guaranteed, we have clinched the season series with the Montreal Canadiens.

Now... let's go for that second point!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope we have another Ovechkin miracle in the overtime period.

Posted by: TrappedinGA | February 18, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see a Seming goal now.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Guess I should comment on Ovi's goal: "Sick!" I mean, holy crap!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

price is such an ass.

god, i hate him.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

if the habs keep letting green wind up like that, itll be over soon.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

nylander is probably the funniest guy to watch play hockey.

almost blew the game too.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Is it fair to say that Price will be a Cap before he retires? We seem to be good at acquiring Montreal's goalie cast-offs.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Thank you POST!!!

Posted by: vegascapsfan1 | February 18, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

wow, for a second I thought Ovie was going to take it coast to coast and butter up Price with no time left

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

last chance to get that point - where's koz when you need him

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Wish we had Kozlov now.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

rachel216: Where'd you go? Hopefully the exciting finish hasn't given you a heart attack or something? :\

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

This game has been too close. Bad third period. I've been defending Nyl but shees, he played really bad tonight.

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

keep price away. he is the biggest goober in the NHL right now.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Semin
Nylander
Ov

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Carey Price uses too much hairgel.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

I think I'm officially ready to join the "Nylander sucks" club.

Posted by: tess2201 | February 18, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

nice nifty little move there semin.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

SEMIN!!! Sneaks it in

Posted by: skins1110 | February 18, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Semin would have totally gone bongo on that camera guy if he had missed.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I think Nyls is a great player on the wrong team.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

how the hell did he get that in - SEMIN!!!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how, but good goal Semin!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

BACKSTROM! Let's go Jose!

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

BACKS!!!! Come on Theo, put this away.

Posted by: skins1110 | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

nyls was a great player.

currently, he is a mediocre 2nd/3rd liner on the wrong team.

backstrom. nice....

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

OK THEO - time to win it

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

oh that was just sick by backstrom

Posted by: doncosmic | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Hell yeah!

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Bakstrom. Surprise me. Good for him.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

HA!!! price didn't even see backstrom's shot!!! Go CAPS!!!

Posted by: CapsSkins | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Two points for the good guys! Hell yeah! :D

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

great job theo.

should've had that 3rd goal, but great game besides that.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh Nick! You're so dreamy with your flowing blonde hair and your shootout goals that are beautiful in their simplicity!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 18, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

backstrom goal was nasty, love that kid. Good win boys

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

good tight game - they'll need more like this down the stretch which i believe will serve them well in the playoffs

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Rachel. Semin with a winning goal. Just teasing you.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

wooHOO
Shootout win, The Young Guns are all about making it happen!

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

My thoughts:
Caps are in the top 4 not top 2. But could get Knocked out by one of the top eight during the playoffs.
No I am not anti-Caps.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

opita1:
if they don't get the silly penalties and weak PK fixed - they will have trouble with everyone/anyone in the playoffs

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

It sure would have been a shame to have wasted the 2nd Goal with a loss. Way to go, Caps!

Posted by: geauxcaps | February 18, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

I am a Caps fan and I do not worry about any team in the top 8 in the Eastern Conference. That includes Boston and NJ. My concerns, if we should get this far, will be against the Western Confernece.

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | February 18, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Three stars:

1. Markov (3A)
2. Ovechkin (Amazingly sick goal)
3. Steckel (Amazingly timely goal)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

My thoughts,

Caps are young and energenic and have some of the best players in hockey...could smoke everyone all the way to the cup finals!

I am not anti-NHL : P

Posted by: CapsSkins | February 18, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Been sick so was just watching the game chilling. Quick thoughts, Montreal had some real fluky goals tonight made their PP look way better than it is. Don't know why Joe B didn't see Erskine's stick tipped up their 2nd goal over Theo. I think on his best nights Theo stops the 1st and 3rd goals. I'll give him one thing though he is a HUGE improvement over what we've had before when it comes to the shootout.

Ovie's goal was ridiculous, Backie had a strong game. I really though Semin was going to get one tonight, guess he made up for it in the shootout. Flash and Fehr had strong games and Fed just does whatever we need. I think this is a top 2 team when we're able to pull out games like this when the other team is getting all the bounces.

Also I know there probably wasn't anything clear cut but do we EVER get a PP in the 3rd or OT?

Posted by: Davethecapsfan | February 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

There should be an auto post in old threads when a new one is started. I celebrated already, GO CAPS!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Period I and II were good, in the 3rd MTL was dominating and Caps were not focused.

Good to get the two points - let's regroup for the Avs, this game was way too close. PK need to be a lot more aggressive.

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Btw reading through the posts first time tonight. Rachel...if there is one thing you can never do with this team is lose faith early in a game. I don't care if we're down 2 with under 3 to play this team can do it. Hell I remember that Minn game we were down 4-0 with something like under 6 min to play and we made it 4-3. The Caps will find a way. Doubt us pregame, NOT during it ;)

Posted by: Davethecapsfan | February 18, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Caps_Kirk
I agree with you, that is a problem.

CTCapsPhan,
You know I don't worry so much about the top teams as much as say Florida. I don't know why, statistically it shouldn't happen, but the Caps seem to have a harder time with teams they should beat. It is just a feeling on my part.

Anyway, good win tonight. I am enjoying the ride until it ends.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 10:28 PM | Report abuse

opita1

I hear what you are saying, but I think the Caps have learned how to play a different game in the playoffs and even the Panthers don't concern me. Having said that, nothing is a given either.

Caps fought through a lot tonight to win a game and they seem to keep gaining more and more confidence.

Being a 30 year fan of the team, I have seen many times when they would have lost this type of game. This year just seems to be different.

I will be in section 108 against the Panthers on March 1st and I hope I don't eat my words. :)

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | February 18, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

opita1
Yeah, they could get knocked out.
They could also ride the magic of the VC and the hot sticks of Ovie, Green, Fehr and whoever is next, as well as Jose and maybe even babyface (Neuvirth) and could go deep into the playoffs and even farther than that. The one thing we have learned is to not bet against them.

How can you doubt a team that can score on their butts, for goodness sakes?

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Well, well. Look who bb suddenly moved to defense when the going got tough, and the game was on the line. ----------- None other than Mr. Fedorov. I'm sure you can imagine the smirk on Puckguru's face at THAT move.

Posted by: Puckguru | February 18, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

He is monster.

Posted by: soloman5000 | February 18, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

props to theo
steady in goal since the holidays
i think he should practice 'standing on his head' so he'll be ready for mid-april and beyond

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Alex Ovechkin is everything that Gilbert Arenas is not.

Posted by: nativedc | February 18, 2009 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I watched the replay five times and what stuns me is not just the goal, but the SICK pass-off-the-side-boards-to-himself set up.
Try THAT move Syndie...

Posted by: TimDz | February 18, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

I'd give you credit for calling it Puckguru, but it was not for defensive purposes ;). When you're down a goal in the 3rd it's hard not to take advantage of being able in a pinch to throw him out there with Poti or better yet Green to essentially have your pp unit on the ice.

Posted by: Davethecapsfan | February 18, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

that was the best goal i have EVER seen in person, "the goal" was probably a little better but this was close behind


good win tonight boys

Posted by: _stevo | February 18, 2009 11:19 PM | Report abuse

the sexy lumberjack jersey is now 41-9-4 when i wear it watching a game

Posted by: _stevo | February 18, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Orr? No.
Gretzky? No.
Bossy? No.
Richard? No.
Hull? No.

Alexandr Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer in history.

If you disagree with me, go tell your Gramma all about it. She'll tell you you are wrong.

Posted by: large23220 | February 18, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

4 through 8 are really bunched up in the east.
here's to hoping carolina can climb a spot and philly falls flat on their faces. briere and crysby can go on double dates when the season ends - although i'm not sure any other couples would want to join them.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

My playoff picks in the East:

1. Boston
2. Washington
3. New Jersey/Philly
4. Philly/New Jersey
5. Florida/Montreal
6. Montreal/Florida
7. Buffalo
8. Pittsburgh

I somehow think Montreal will right the ship. I think the Rangers will go down in flames. I really think Carolina will overtake the Rangers as well but I think the Pens have just enough to squeak in as the #8 seed at the wire. Florida is for real and if they get the #5 seed and face off against NJ in the first round I think they could steal it.

Posted by: Davethecapsfan | February 18, 2009 11:49 PM | Report abuse

That goal was just... Oh my GOD wow! Watching it live, and then half a dozen times on the jumbotron at the Phone Booth? Wow, nothing compares! That was just SICK! The setup, the slide, the finish... nobody can play 'em like Alexander Ovechkin!

And Theodore, in the shootout? Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, Batman! MY goal, and you can't play here. WHAM! Very well-played! On his good nights, as someone said, he has two of the three goals that got past him, but he is playing WORLDS better than he did before the "meltdown and reformation," so to speak. WORLDS better! NO-WAY, JOSE!

Defensively speaking, Schultz was very solid out there tonight. Positionally sound for the most part, and he was the only one of our blueliners pushing guys out of the crease...

Ovechkin about gave me a heart attack when he stopped a shot with his knee, though... I didn't see it, just saw him limping around after... but dang. That boy needs to wear more padding or something, since he does insist on playing hard with his body.

Semin had some great passes tonight, and a couple of really pretty scoring chances. Backstrom's goal in regulation, and both goals in the shootout were things of beauty. :-)

Today started off really very badly for me - I got RIFed at work, and I'm finding myself on the job market, then I go to the game, and the guys behind me are swearing a blue streak and really getting offensive about it, and then I got a beer sloshed down my back.

But the win - and that GOAL - does wonders for my mood. LET'S GO, CAPS!!! :-)

THAT was some hockey!

Posted by: irockthered | February 18, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Davethecapsfan:
but you are rooting for both phi and pitt miss out - right?
we can all now pull for mtl in their next game

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 11:53 PM | Report abuse

new post

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | February 18, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

@steveo

Ditto...was a PRIVILEGE to see that goal tonight by Ovie

Posted by: ralCapsFan | February 18, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Hello All!
Good win, and way to keep fighting boys. Agreed, Theo has WAY improved but we all know a couple of the goals tonight cannot happen in the post season.

TimDz,
Hell yeah, Syndie would not even think of going that hard towards the boards to begin with anyway.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | February 19, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Ovechkin made 2.5 special plays in about three seconds. He's a minor deity and that's that.
Backstrom looked like a hardhat finalist to me. He was strong around the puck and his SO goal was slick, simple, killer.
Theodore was Big when they needed it.
Nylander: It's Swedish for 'giveaway'.
Nice to spread out the scoring, play 35 minutes of meh, and get 2 for it.
Semin's getting four points in the next two games.

Posted by: redlineblue | February 19, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

@ DavetheCapsfan,
Thanks for the backhanded compliment, but you've missed the whole point entirely. What I've been saying all along ( Maybe I didn't make myself clear ) is that Fedorov is their best ALL AROUND DEFENSEMEN. For my $$$ he's just as dangerous offensively as Mike Green. But, from a DEFENSIVE standpoint, he far outshines Green, Poti, or any other Caps' Dman you want to mention. He's a two - way threat.
I'm still firm in my belief that, come playoff time, you'll see him playing defense almost exclusively. I know that's what I'd do. In a heart beat! No question. And, that decision would have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not Michael Nylander was still on the team, or not. --- Although, obviously I pray he is not. Which is something else I've been harping on since we were eliminated by Philly last April. The 2nd half of last season proved conclusively that we are a better team WITHOUT Nylander, than with him. This season has simply RECONFIRMED that fact.

Posted by: Puckguru | February 19, 2009 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Someone on the TSN boards called it "The Other Goal". I personally really like that one. Or The Goal, Part Dva

Posted by: ccd3m | February 19, 2009 3:26 AM | Report abuse

*dies* great game! ovie needs to be bronzed. he's just....wow. =)

could we possibly lay off semin a little, eh? the guy was going all over tonight! i'm honestly surprised he only got called on one infraction. there was more than a little bit of reaching with the ol' stick going on, and not just on his part. you can sense the frustration in semin because he's not doing as well as he'd like to be doing. and making him wait that long to begin the shootout was just plain torture.

someone needs to frisk crosby for a caps voodoo doll, probably wearing a 28 jersey.

or maybe just fix the bleeping ice. if our guys can skate circles around the opposition on this slush, imagine what they could do on a completely-frozen rut-free surface.

Posted by: spinner-33 | February 19, 2009 6:36 AM | Report abuse

We take so many penalties and can't kill them off, we won't go far in the playoffs cause we can't stay out of the box and we can't kill, and it's ALWAYS semin that's in the box when the opponent scores, when will he ever learn? never.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:40 PM

Sadly, it seems Semin's goal in the shootout is enough to quiet you down. What bothers me most is that people are quick to judge Semin, like he intentionally goes out there to make those penalties. He doesn't. So let's not be quick to throw in the towel just because one of OUR players makes a mistake. Geez, people, chill out. Grab a beer. Take a walk or somethin'.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | February 19, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Nylander is also Swedish for "sets up the game-winning goal against Detroit but for some reason this career playmaker is stuck playing on the grinders line all year"

Also means

"one of only three players (Laich and Semin) on the team with more penalties drawn while he's on the ice than the Caps take while he's on the ice"

or

"in the past 4 games in which he plays more than 16 minutes, he has 1 goal, 3 assists, and is a +4, but people seem to think that he is getting little ice time because of his performance"


By the way, it was the shift and subsequent line change by Nylander and Laich that led to OV being able to score that amazing goal in the first.

Posted by: notfadeaway | February 19, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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