The Caps are practicing, but have no game until Wed. against the equally injury ladden Avs, so its a bit quiet today. Tarik has some bits and pieces from that sweet OT win against Montreal:
I apparently offended defenseman John Erskine when I asked him about setting up the Caps' fourth goal with a well-timed pass to Alex Ovechkin as the winger stepped out of the penalty box.
Erskine, who has six assists, shot back with a smile, "What are you trying to say? I can make plays."
Ha.Corey has this from the Montreal game:
The sense of accountability seems to have ratcheted up under Boudreau, which is nothing but good.
Boudreau said a pep talk from forward Donald Brashear during the first intermission helped the team settle.
"One of our leaders came in after the first period and gave the group [heck]," Boudreau said. "We had a game plan, and some of us were on it and some weren't."
In other hockey news:
The Flyers, again. Steve Downie, again. Is anyone surprised? The real question here is about the next step with the Flyers. Last time this happened, the league threatened action against the team. Lets see if they hold it up.
Peter Forsberg might come back. Blah, blah, blah.
Canada won the under-20 tournament. Sweden, Russia and the US came placed respectively.
The top scorers from UND and UNH hockey have been suspended after they were arrested for disorderly conduct.