Tarik: Were you relieved when you scored there... late... first goal...
Ovechkin: First goal in the NHL? (Everybody laughs)
Tarik: No, in the last 9 games
Ovechkin: No, a goal is a goal. I am happy I scored a goal, but I am happy more that we win the game.
Capitals Insider, Nov. 11, 2008:
*Alex Ovechkin ended a career-long nine game goal drought. The goal was set up by Alexander Semin. But the two of them were singled out by Boudreau for being too cute. Again.
"In the second period, Alexander Semin might be leading the league in scoring, but he's got the puck between the hashmarks and [passes] to [Nicklas] Backstrom," he said. "He's got as good a shot as there is in hockey. Use it. [Semin] and [Ovechkin] were way too cute tonight."
Ovechkin, did, however have a highlight reel hit on Vinny Prospal behind the Lightning goal in the opening minutes. Kolzig, by the way, was the 55th goalie Ovechkin has scored on. Kolzig was also hit in the mask by the star winger late in the first period.
*There is no practice tomorrow, but injured veterans Viktor Kozlov, Sergei Fedorov and Shaone Morrisonn are expected to hit the ice. Kozlov and Morrisonn could be ready for Wednesday's game in Carolina, I'm told, and Fedorov is aiming for the weekend.
By Adam Gretz, NHL Fanhouse, Nov. 11, 2008:
Welcome back Alex Ovechkin: Reigning league MVP Alex Ovechkin entered Monday's game on somewhat of a goal-scoring drought. I guess that would be fair to say, seeing as how he hadn't filled the net since his two-goal performance on October 11 against Chicago, which also represented his only two goals of the season.
Rest easy, Capitals fans, because the 23-year old super star finally ended his drought when he added a goal at the 15-minute mark of the third period.
Also noteworthy on the play? Alexander Semin picked up the primary assist, moving him into a tie with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin for the league lead in scoring with 22 points.
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