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Morning Look: Semin Celebrates

Semin, celebrating his shootout goal in the vicinity of an Ovechkin celebration. (By Greg Fiume - Getty)

Did Alexander Semin leap into the glass after scoring his shootout goal in honor of the absent Alex Ovechkin? No idea, since the game wasn't televised. I'm making moving pictures in my mind, and this photo at least lets you pretend that he brushed his back up against the glass in an homage to Ovie.

Anyhow, Ovechkin has seemed to suggest that his celebration might be good for teammates, as in this pre-season interview with the L.A. Times:

He also stands out because he doesn't restrain his glee after he scores, sometimes body-slamming himself into the glass as if the rink is too small to contain his excitement.

"It's me, you know. I have good celebration," he said.

"I have lots of emotions when I score goals, so I just try to give my most for everybody, my teammates first. It is a good idea for everybody -- the fans too."

Does "it's a good idea for everybody" mean for Ovechkin to jump into the glass, or for everybody to jump into the glass? Open to interpretation. So if I score a goal for the Caps while Ovechkin's still in Russia sending "inspirational" text messages, I'm dang sure jumping into that glass, preferably right in front of Pat Sajak, so I could then ask "Is there a W, Pat?"

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 29, 2008; 9:29 AM ET
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It's not Hip Hip Hooray, but it'll do.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | October 29, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

They need to set up glass in the nosebleeds. I don't think I'd make it to the plexiglass if I jumped from up there.

Posted by: ThisGuy | October 29, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Pat Sajak wasn't actually there last night.

At least, he wasn't his usual seats.

Posted by: FlyersSuck | October 29, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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