Below are interviews from Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Michal Neuvirth, Troy Brouwer, Mike Knuble, Marcus Johansson, and Dale Hunter following the team’s 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
The Capitals enter tonight’s contest seeking their seventh straight win following a victory over the Atlanta Thrashers last night. The team, especially Alexander Ovechkin, is on a tear and has brought about this winning streak with their continued offensive power and improved defense. Against Atlanta, Ovechkin tied an NHL record with six multi-goal games in one month. In 12 games, Ovechkin has 13 goals and 22 points, both tops in the NHL. Over the past week and a half, the team has also received positive contributions from young call-ups Keith Aucoin and Alexandre Giroux, which is a great sign for a team already stacked with veteran star power. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tuesday Night’s tilt in Nashville felt more like Tuesday Night at the Fights. The old adage my Grandfather used to use when we’d leave the Capital Center after a Caps-Flyers contest was fitting: “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Aside from the fights though, this game was a tough fought, tight match until Sergei Federov scored the 15th overtime game winner of his illustrious career – tied with Patrick Elias, Jaromir Jagr and Mats Sundin for the all-time lead in that category – giving the embattled Capitals a much needed win. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak, the first of Bruce Boudreau’s young NHL career. Read the rest of this entry »