Ovi's post-game: "They pushed on us hard. We played great defensively in the second period and we made that push and bounced back. That second goal was big."
All goals vs.Bruins
B-flat and C-sharp:
By By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff, October 2, 2009, "B-flat":
Combine those factors with last night’s opponent: the Flying Ovechkins
A poor decision by Zdeno Chara to stick up for a teammate at the end of the second period. Alex Ovechkin flattens Mark Recchi with an open-ice hit, prompting the Boston captain to deliver a cross-check to the Washington left wing. The Capitals start the third period with a power play. Sixteen seconds in, Laich gains position in the crease and sweeps in the rebound of a Nicklas Backstrom shot to give Washington a 3-0 advantage.
Milan Lucic has no answer for Ovechkin’s forechecking ferocity. Ovechkin muscles a backchecking Lucic off the puck, takes a pass from Tom Poti (the defenseman had dangled deep into the zone and around Ference), and threads a shot through Thomas (30 saves) at 1:57 of the third. It’s Ovechkin’s second strike of the night and puts the Bruins down by four goals.
Too many goofs against too good of a club.
“When you play teams like Washington, a very good team that takes advantage of mistakes, those things come back to haunt you,’’ Julien said.
By By Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff, October 2, 2009, "They barely got started":
The jawbreaker, Ovechkin’s second goal, came with Lucic badly failing to get his body on the flying Russian superstar as he zipped down the slot.
Ovechkin could all but be heard saying, “Boy, I say, boy, get away, you bother me!’’ as he Foghorn Leghorned by the turnstiling Lucic and got a knock on Tom Poti’s relay.
“Without throwing the blame on anyone in particular,’’ said Julien, “a lot of good players weren’t very good for us tonight. We made a lot of mental mistakes.’’
NHL.COM: First Star
1 WSH Alex Ovechkin G: 2 A: 1 P: 3 30pts
2 MTL Carey Price W: 1 SO: 0 S%: .935 20pts
3 COL Wojtek Wolski G: 2 A: 0 P: 2 10pts
ON PACE for: 164 goals, 82 assists, 246 points