"But they did have Ovechkin covered," cracked one of the Bruins commentators.
They were commenting on Backstrom PP goal made possible by Ovechkin. Two Bruins players went after Ovechkin in Caps zone, Ovie gave a go-ahead pass to Backstrom and it was 4 Caps vs. 2 Bruins. 1:0 by Backstrom on rebound.
End of the second. At 8:48 of the second period Ovechkin scored his 45th goal on excellent pass by
8:48 EV WSH 8 A.OVECHKIN(45) 10 M.BRADLEY(5) 23 M.JURCINA(9)
Ovechkin and Green both have 19 points this month and tied for the most points in the NHL in February. But it ain't over yet. :-)
The Russian Roulette! From the center, 70 footer, .... in.
Caps 4, Bruins 3. OT.
Tim Thomas' last image of the game:
Lambogreeni got the edge over Ovechkin for the most points in the NHL for this month!
He has 20 now, and Ovie has 19.
OT 0:22 EV WSH 28 A.SEMIN(24) 52 M.GREEN(33) 55 J.SCHULTZ(10)
Corey Masisak, TWT, Feb.28, 2009:
Semin, through Ovechkin, said he was tired and wanted to go to the bench for a change. This is a bit conspicuous because overtime was 22 seconds old. Yes, he was on the ice at the end of the third period, but still, Semin averages more than a minute per shift on many/most nights.
The shot took off like a rising fastball and fooled Boston goalie Tim Thomas.
“That doesn’t happen very often,” Thomas said. “I mean that was one of the luckiest shots I’ve ever seen. I mean, it was about three inches off the ice until about half way to me and then it just started to lift and I missed it, or I got a good piece of it. What originally started out as a pad save turned into a glove save and I kind of missed it. … From that far away I should have it anyways, but I really don’t expect that kind of stuff to happen.”
Bruce Boudreau's thoughts on why Semin shot the puck were pretty funny.
“I have no idea," he said. "Nine times out of 10 he’ll try to deke four guys before he shoots it [in the zone], so that’s a blessing.”
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