Just a couple of quick-shots from last night's win over the Thrash:
- Bob Hartley is a jackass. (Okay, so that's not news.) What exactly was the meaning behind this quote?
"Ovechkin was by far the best player on the ice tonight and there's no reason for this," Hartley said. "Sometimes when you're a superstar you have to play like a superstar. You don't have to act like a superstar."Um...sure. I think Ovechkin is by far the best player on the ice many nights, especially against the Thrashers and certainly better than Ilya "Cranky-Pants" Kovalchuk, but I may be a little biased. Okay. Moving on.
- Ovechkin was NHL.com's #1 star. Not really a surprise there, right? But get this - Brent Johnson was the #3 star. I know there were only two games last night, but still...way to go Johnny! He really was great, so I'd like to think he earned that spot even if there were 10 other games going on. I was proud of him. Way to end the season with a bang.
- Keith Tkachuk on the game: "I hope this was a kick in the rear for us tonight." I'm kind of hoping its a kick to someplace else, Keith, but maybe that's the difference between you and me.
- Andy Sutton on the 6-on-3 opportunity in the final minutes: "When you have twice as many guys, you have to think you're going to score." You would think so, wouldn't you Andy? Hmm...karma's a bitch.
- Kovalchuk's goal was his 40th of the season and 200th of his career...and then he was benched. That'll take the fun out of your celebration, huh?
- Jurcina had his first official rough night as a Cap. Or he just had his first official night as a Capital. Po-tay-to, po-tah-toe.
- Avoid the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on the game if possible. Not because the article is biased or badly written - as AJC articles go it's not too bad - but because a very bad cartoon-y looking Kovalchuk "skates" across the page. You know, to "Unleash the Fury" for the playoffs.
- Avoid WashingtonCaps.com if you're at work...or at least turn down your speakers. That's right, kids, those scary pop-up Caps are back! This time it's Ovechkin demanding that you buy tickets to Saturday's game. I actually like the premise of these, but they always scare me half to death. Remember the freaky (and somewhat creepy) one with Zubie saying that 'Caps Love Kids' that appeared a few months back? Ick.
- Random article of the day (tap o' the stick to Jordi, Head HLOG Honchess, for the link):
I'll admit, I'm having trouble picking a side in this one. Thoughts?