Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Feds Helps Team Win Inaugural Cup...
In an effort to stoke the competitive juices even further, Capital's Coach Bruce Boudreau introduced the inaugural Gaetan Duchesne Cup series, named in honor of former Capital's player Gaetan Duchesne who passed away at the young age of 44.
Even though he scored on a short-handed breakaway, Alex Ovechkin's team lost in their quest for this cup. For all you new fans out there, "short-handed" refers to one team having fewer players on the ice due to a penalty.
New Cap's goaltender Jose Theodore was instrumental in his team's (Team B) victory. Even though this competition isn't for the king of bling known as Lord Stanley's Cup, it sure is a fun way to get things rolling in the pre-season! Veteran Sergei Fedorov put a fork in it as he scored the winning goal in a shootout victory. Personally, HM loves the adrenaline high of a shootout contest - it's like having a venti triple shot Red Eye and a Red Bull all at once! Unless of course, the shootout involves my kids' team - then I just have to close my eyes, cross my fingers and hold my breath...
Assistant Coach Jay Leach presented the Gaetan Duchesne Cup to Sergei Fedorov at the end of the game who then posed for the above photo with his B-team mates.
And just when Hockey Mom was starting to wonder how I could keep up with the pre-season action, I got the news that WFED 1500 AM radio in the D.C. metro area will cover all the action for us Caps-addicts. Thanks guys and Go Caps!