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Mike Vogel interviews Fedorov, Laich and Boudreau.
Fedorov scores last in shootout and wins the Gaetan Duchesne for team B.
Seems like he is really happy, that's a joy of winning, doesn't matter what. It's still a joy, even for a guy who won 3 Stanley Cups. He says "I'll take anything I can win right now, especially at my age"
Fedorov: It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it. This Cup is one stone into a big, big house.
Vogel: A lot of guys don't touch a small Cup until they win a big Cup.
Fedorov: That's alright, I don't have any prejudice... :-)
Vogel: Of course...
Boudreau: It was exciting, it was good. When it was getting closer to the end and it's tied, you start picking up, it's a human nature. I think it was a good idea [about the Cup]. All worked out real well.
Mike Vogel, Dump and Chase, Sept. 23, 2008:
In the shootout, Gordon and Laich scored for Team B. Gordon's was a laser of a wrister that nestled right under the crossbar, and Laich's came on his patented can-opener move. Ovechkin ripped a wrister past Braden Holtby at other end, and Matt Bradley replicated his Verizon Center heroics against Edmonton last January with a shootout goal. He also replicated his post-goal reaction, spreading his arms wide as if to say, "Was there ever any doubt?"
That set the stage for Fedorov, who skated in with speed. Just above the top of the crease, he carved at the puck with his stick like a skilled chef with a Ginsu knife. Having created an opening, he tucked the puck between Neuvirth's pads.
"It was a five-hole move, I guess," recounted Fedorov. "Right at the end the goalie has to go and cover the left side, and I'll be able to slide it in. Right at the end, though. It was a dangerous move, but it was all I had at the time."
Chris Bourque had a chance to even it for Team A, but his shot went wide, making a winner out of Team B and Holtby. After the tournament was over, Boudreau named Boyd Gordon as the MVP of the three-game set.