Well, that was a heck of a game. And about what I expected. Up and down hockey, but still a pretty defensively tight game. Ovechkin is one of the most exciting players to watch, and if a coach can ever get him to play 2-way hockey, it's going to be scary.
REGULATORS - - - - MOUNT UP, and follow me after the jump for your X ways....
I - 3 game win streak. Magic number sits at 7. Division number sits at 8.
II - Hank breaks a 9 game goalless drought, Caps have a 9 game win streak broken and Rafalski returns. This is not a coincidence.
III - I'm pretty sure that if Bruce Boudreau went to an amusement park and got a caricature, it would look like a realistic portrait.
IV - I'm very glad that this game turned out better for Jimmy than the first time he faced Ovechkin.
V - Neuvirth is a heck of a goalie. If he can keep some consistency from year to year, he's going to be a fixture in Washington for years to come.
VI - Booing Ovie? Really? He's actually one of the classier players in the game who plays with a ton of energy and a ton of talent.
VII - I can't put the blame for either goal on Jimmy. The first was just a defensive scramble breakdown, and the second was Ovie.
VIII - The Gator had a really good game. It seemed he was all over the ice.
IX - Way to keep your pimp hand strong Hank.
X - Everyone have a safe St. Amateur's Day.
Up Next: Tonight in Columbus @ 7pm. I would have something catchy, buuuut it's Columbus.