Woo Hoo indeed!
Ovechkin has three points, +2, 2 goals and is on top of NHL sharp shooters food chain again with 29 goals!
You can't stop Ovechkin if you rile him. Don't do it again, stupid Pens. Be gentle to Ovechkin or the wild stallion, this is how Pens commentators called him, will bury you.
Semin also scored on excellent Fedorov's pass.
Ovechkin-Semin vs. Crosby-Malkin 4:3 in points, 2:1 in goals, +2 vs. -4. Clear win.
Ovechkin total ice time: 23:00, average shift: 00:49 (excellent!), 10 shots on goal and registered 3 hits. One of the Alex hits was against Crosby, Ovie plastered him real good over the boards. After that Matt Cooke tried to hit Ovie with his shoulder in the chin and got 2 minutes for interference. I hope Cooke will be cooked next time in DC.
Did I mention Schultz' legendary half-slapper? That was a sniper shot from Caps zone into empty net on Pens power play.
By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 14, 2009:
The Penguins not only lost to the Washington Capitals, 6-3, tonight at Mellon Arena, but star center Sidney Crosby also went to the bench late in the third period appearing to be in a lot of pain and favoring his left leg.
Crosby got tangled with Washington center David Steckel and the two went into the boards.
Crosby, who had two assists to give him 59 points, left the ice a few minutes later. There was no immediate word on his injury.
One expected subplot was Malkin playing against Washington winger Alex Ovechkin. The two Russians and former friends reportedly had a falling out, leaving to Ovechkin taking several runs at Malkin in recent meetings between the teams.
Ovechkin seemed to restrain from such activity, but Malkin hit Ovechkin a few times, including leveling him beside the Penguins net late in the first period, which landed Malkin in the penalty box for interference.
During the ensuing Capitals power play, Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi dove to block a shot by point man Mike Green and ended up leaving with a cut on his upper face.
The teams traded goals in the second period, starting with center Viktor Kozlov's shot from the slot that bounced in off Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's left arm to tie it, 1-1, at 1:06.
The Penguins regained the lead, 2-1, when winger Miroslav Satan swept a rebound past goaltender Jose Theodore at 8:33. It the 350th goal of Satan's career.
The Capitals tied it again, 2-2, when winger Alexander Semin converted a nice cross-slot feed from center Sergei Fedorov at 12:40.
Ovechkin batted in his own rebound for a power-play goal at 1:48 of the third period to give Washington its first lead, 3-2.
The Penguins produced the third tie of the game on defenseman Ryan Whitney's blast from the left point. It was the first goal of the season for Whitney, who was playing in his 12th game after offseason foot surgery.
The Capitals swung it back their way at 7:07 of the third when Tomas Fleischmann dove for a loose puck in front of Fleury and scored from his belly during a power play at 8:11.
Ovechkin struck again to give Washington a 5-3 lead at 11:27 when his shot from the right dot went in off Whitney's skate, and center Nicklas Backstrom polished it off at 11:27.
Associated Press Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist as the Capitals halted their three-game losing streak with a victory against the Penguins.