Wild Siberian goes wild again, this time in a good sense... :-)
Corey Masisak, TWT, Nov. 13, 2008:
Semin's three first-period points vaulted him past Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin into the NHL scoring lead, and a goal in the second pushed him ahead of Buffalo's Thomas Vanek for tops in the league in goals.
"I hope he is going to play the same way," Ovechkin said. "If he can play the same, he is going to be the best player in the league, I think."
Semin leads NHL three stars from yesterday games.
Game highlights from www.nhl.tv
Corey Masisak, TWT, Nov. 12, 2008:
*The top line was close to unstoppable tonight. When Alex Ovechkin has three points and is the least productive guy on his line, it is probablt going to be a good night.
*Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Mike Green and Jeff Schultz were on the ice for all four even-strength goals, while Brooks Laich was on for the PPG instead of Schultz. The result is a 5-1 win where five guys are a +4 and 13 guys are even. That's pretty unique.
*Semin's numbers against the Hurricanes are impressive: 17 goals and 28 points in 21 games. He now leads the NHL in goals (13), points (27), and plus-minus (+17). Hard to not peg him as the MVP at this point.
*The Caps are in first place in the Southeast, and have won four straight games against Carolina. Considering how last season ended, how the Caps stole one six days ago and then just drubbed them tonight, the Hurricanes have not had a good few months against the Caps.
"We controlled the game, controlled the puck and probably never play in our zone - maybe there was a couple of times," Ovechkin said. "We create some moments, and we have a beautiful game. ... It was great game for our line and for whole team."
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