Boudreau: "I don't know how much they like us, but we don't like them. I think the animosity was more frustration on our part. We thought we had played a pretty good game, but yet we were down 7-1. There were a lot of boiling points. They wanted to pile it on as much as possible. They were probably bummed out that their tough guy got beat up twice, so they started coming after our guys."
Alex Ovechkin after practice interview:
Ovechkin: When we lost to Flyers someone left a note at my garage: "Don't do it anymore, Ovie!" (smiles)
By JOSEPH WHITE, AP:
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -All seems well and good for the Washington Capitals these days.
They have the best 40-game record in franchise history. Reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin is poised again to become the league's top goal-scorer. The injury list, which at one point consumed more than one-third of the opening night roster, is down to a just a few names.
Sellouts are becoming more frequent. The record at home is 17-1-1, and there certainly won't be a ticket to spare Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, a rivalry so intense that an upset fan left two unbroken eggs on a wall outside Ovechkin's house after a 7-1 loss in Philly on Dec. 20. The message attached to the eggs, according to Ovechkin: "Don't do it anymore.''
Okay, guys, as TJ rightly pointed out in comments section, Ovie didn't say a word about the eggs (it's at the very end of the interview). Joseph White just made it up. So it's good when you have a video interview, it won't lie. Frankly I've seen things like that in Russian media, but this is the first time I see an AP writer making something up.