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Jose Theodore gets an ovation

Semyon Varlamov is the goalie of the future, the guy whose jersey people buy and the guy who won the Caps' first playoff series of the Ovechkin era. But with Varlamov injured and Michal Neuvirth getting yanked twice in a row, it seems to be Jose Theodore's turn again. Tuesday night he made 4,000 saves and added an assist as the Caps got by the Red Wings.

David Steckel called him "phenomenal." Ted Leonsis gave him a hug. He earned the first star, plus half of the second star and a quarter of the third. And was he was doing his post-game interview with Lisa Hillary, the crowd thought it was time to pause and say thanks. Thus, the ovation that forced Theodore briefly to stop talking and to acknowledge the noise. He seemed surprised.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 19, 2010; 10:29 PM ET
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I'd have a big poop-eating grin on my face too if Lisa Hillary interviewed me......

Posted by: CF11555 | January 19, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Well done Theodore! Keep up the awesome work!

Posted by: futbolclif | January 19, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Dan, that adorable little kid behind Jose in the vid is there for EVERY post-game vid. You have to get to the bottom of this. Some hard-hitting investigative journalism is in order.

Posted by: ThisGuy | January 19, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: MNMNT | January 19, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Why is that baby being poked over and over?

Posted by: Pbonds | January 20, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Now that I think about it, yes, that baby is present during every post-game interview. And I don't know why the baby is getting poked over and over again.

Posted by: blindskateluke | January 20, 2010 2:46 AM | Report abuse

Love to see Jose get some respect. And hey Kid, anybody pokes you that many times, feel free to bite their finger really, really hard. No reason you should have to put up with such nonsense.

Posted by: Kdarienzo | January 20, 2010 6:37 AM | Report abuse

As much as I don't have much confidence in Theo and have bashed him on as many opportunities as possible, I will also be the first to give credit where credit is due and say that his game last night was outstanding and he deserved every bit of that #1 star (and the portions of #2 and #3 that the Bog mentions). If only he could play on with consistency like he did last night! It was nice to see Theo smile considering everything that's gone on with him this year and I hope that this is just the beginning of better things to come for him and the team as a whole.

Posted by: bumperhead | January 20, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

This performance may be the exception as opposed to the rule, but considering what Jose went through this summer, one cannot help but be happy for him.

Posted by: TheFunBunch | January 20, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What about that beach ball he let in, unscreened and undeflected, from Rafalski at the top of the circle? Sure, 40 saves is nice, but when you're not stopping shots you are supposed to save, you're hurting the team.

I have absolutely no confidence in Theo in the postseason and that is exactly why.

Posted by: MACCHAMPS04 | January 20, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

@MACCHAMPS04 - Is that you Debbie Downer ?

Posted by: guer_j | January 20, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Lisa. Hillary.

Posted by: GO583 | January 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

"First star, half the second and ..."

Nice one, Dan.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | January 20, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Great job, Macchamps84. Urine in corn flakes might do the trick for you but to the rest of us, that's just sick. Allow the rest of us and Theodore to acknowledge the awesome games he's been playing and helping us win. It's times like these that we should celebrate, that we should give him his due credit, and be excited for what the future holds for us. I'm sorry for all the bad things that have happened to you, to make you be this bitter.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | January 20, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Prediction - "Post-Game-Interview-Kid" is going to grow up and become a serial killer. He will have 3 deaths on his hands...the Ameritel triplets!

Posted by: vawoodworker84 | January 20, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

It was a great game by Theodore and he so deserved the first star. He won that game for the Caps. The good thing is I believe they will respond by having a good game Thursday.
Why do we have to see that baby every interview?

Posted by: kimsumo | January 20, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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