Rangers 1, Caps 2
Alex scores the game winning goal and has 27 goals leading the NHL.
After game video interview with Ovie
Believe it or not, but Ovechkin had 27:23 of total ice time. The next closest to him in ice time was LamboGreenie with 24:41.
Ovie's average shift was 1:08, he had 9 shots on goal and 3 hits.
Hilarious fight by Semin vs Staal.
I just hope to see the fight between him and Cindy one day. I can bet Semin will win.
Don't mess with Siberians! :-)
www.tin-people.com: Here's the review of the battle of Moscow in 1941 when 25 Siberian divisions had basically saved the World.
The event took place in the period from September 1941 through April 1942 and became the turning point in the world history. The two strongest armies of that time met in the battle for the capital of the USSR Moscow.
By the beginning of December, 1941 the Soviet counted 760 thousand military men, 5200 field guns and mortars, 415 jet artillery points, about 670 tanks and 860 planes. The German army had more than 800 thousand military men (only in divisions), 10400 field guns and mortars, 1000 tanks and more than 600 planes.
During counterattack of the Soviet Army the Nazi Army lost 11 tank divisions, four motorized and 23 infantry divisions, other divisions of group army "Centers " had big losses. The total loss of the Germans including wounded soldiers made 300 thousand people. It lost thousands of field guns and mortars, machine guns, automatic devices, motor vehicles, hundreds of tanks and planes. During counterattack the Germans had to retreat from Moscow as far as to 100-250 kms.
It was the first large defeat of the Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
The reasons of defeat near Moscow:
- Inadaptability of the German army to the winter. They were planning to finish "blitzkrieg" against Russia before the autumn colds
- A reinforcement 25 Siberian divisions from the Far East which demoralized the Germans
- Sublime heroism of the Russian soldiers
Corey Masisak, TWT:
The Green goal was at the end of a great assist from Alexander Semin, who was making his return from a back injury. While's Semin pass was memorable, his fight with Marc Staal topped it. Semin's lone NHL fight before this came at K-Plex, where he and former teammate Bryan Muir scrapped during practice.
Now he has a real one to his credit. After Staal dropped Semin and Ovechkin returned the favor, Staal and Semin dropped the mitts next to the New York goal. It was mostly a wrestling match -- until Semin got Staal on the ground and started wailing away at him.
"I've seen him fight once before, but I've never seen him drum roll a guy," Green said.
Semin was ejected from the game for having his jersey come off during the fight. When Bruce Boudreau was asked if Semin will have the jersey tied down from now on, he said he doesn't expect fighting to become the norm for his Russian sniper.
Now Semin's not exactly known for fighting but this debut left people with plenty to talk about, especially his punches to Staal's back at the end of the scrum which were described as everything from playing the bongos to the Energizer Bunny playing his drum. (Check back soon for a video.)
Staal had two small scratches under his left eye from the encounter and here's his account of the fight.
"I grabbed (Semin) and he didn't have his tie down on, so when I grabbed him all his gear fell off. I tripped over it and was on the ice," Staal said. Semin's rapid punching that followed "was kind of weird. I'm not sure what that was and he scratched me some."
David Steckel said Semin had "flawless technique" and added "he's even a fighter at heart. He didn't even strap down."
Semin's previous experience fighting came against Bryan Muir in practice back during 2007, which Green recalled. "I've seen him fight once before but I've never seen him do the drum roll on a guy. He did well he's a strong kid."
Semin "almost went for the Gordie Howe (hat trick of a goal, assist and fight)," said Boudreau who was asked if he would advise the left winger to tie down his jersey to avoid future penalties. "I don't think fighting is going to happen too often with him, if he doesn't keep his shirt down I'll take that gamble."