Lehtonen let 4 goals vs. Caps, but when Ovechkin scored... Did you see how frustrated Lehtonen looked when Ovechkin scored on him? :-)
According to ajc.com (Mar. 15, 2008) before the game, Washington star forward Alex Ovechkin told Lehtonen he was going to score two goals on the Thrashers' goalie.
It's not bragging if you do it, and Ovechkin entered the game with 13 career goals on Lehtonen, more than he has scored against any other goalie in the league.
"I told him, I'd see what I can do," Lehtonen said.
Ovechkin scored only one, when he one-timed a shot past Lehtonen for Washington's fourth goal of the game.
It's a small victory.
"It's always a huge battle [with Ovechkin]," said Lehtonen, who had 33 saves. "I did pretty well the last couple games against him, now it was his turn to score a nice goal. That's probably one of the best shots in the league; sometimes you get lucky and save it, sometimes it hits the post, and today it went in."
While Lehtonen could joke about the trash talking between him and the Russian star, the losing is getting frustrating for the young goalie.
LOL. Ovechkin hit a crossbar, he was that close to score two.
Update: Thanks for the comment. I thought Ovie hit the iron more than once, but was not sure... It was three times!