What can you say? A lot of work ahead for Bruce Boudreau and the Caps for this season. Actually when you lose, you stay humble. Last year's President's Trophy didn't help in that category.
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP, Oct. 21, 2010:
BOSTON -- Nathan Horton scored his fourth goal in five games, and Tim Thomas made 38 saves as the Boston Bruins won their fourth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
by NESN Video on Oct 22, 2010:
The Bruins definitely did their job against Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin.
Not only did they limit his touches and shots throughout the home-and-home series, but they also knocked him around quite a bit out on the ice.
That's not to say Ovechkin didn't get a few hits in himself, but from the looks of the video below, the NHL All-Star is definitely going to have a few bumps and bruises thanks to the Bruins.
-1, total ice 15:10, 11 shifts, average 01:22, PP 04:00, even 11:10, 4 shots on goal, 1 attempt blocked, 1 missed, 3 hits
-1, total ice 25:53, 19 shifts, average 01:21, PP 07:35, even 18:18, 8 shots on goal, 5 attempt blocked, 2 missed, 5 hits
On a lighter note, here's the tribute to former Caps and Red Wings player Sergei Fedorov. What a player he was, the last greatest player of Soviet school of hockey (we know Ovi is Canadian, right? :-) and Caps are blessed to have him even at the end of his career.
tintin025, Oct. 20, 2010:
My last Tribute to Sergei Fedorov!!! :)
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are Remarkable Players, but If you grew up in the 1990's and know about Hockey...you know Russia's Sergei Fedorov goes together with the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, being in a league of their own.