Zetterberg, recipient of a 12-year, $73 million contract extension this week, is out with back spasms. Holmstrom has a sore groin. Hudler is nursing a foot injury from blocking a shot in Thursday's game.All three will miss Saturday game vs. Capitals.
Bruce Boudreau has re-created Russian troika or Quebec line, at least the Russian Machine, Sputnik on Ice and Russian Roulette were together during morning practice. First time Coach Boudreau assembled it was back when Ovie couldn't score a goal in 9 games. It helped and Quebec line totally dominated other teams. Then Fedorov got injured.
Flyers Jeff Carter just scored 2 goals (31st and 32nd) and is ahead of Ovie again by one goal.
Ovechkin is due, he didn't score in the last two games. My prediction: hat-trick vs. Red Wings. :-)
How much fun was it to play 3 on 3 outdoors at Chevy Chase Club? Check it out.
Now back to reality... :-)