We're well into the second period and so far it's been all about the boys in red (and unfortunately for the Canucks, we're not talking about the Sedins' hair). The Caps have been impressively aggressive on defense, holding the Canucks to only 3 shots on goal in the second period (only 9 shots on goal total for the whole night).
Ovechkin has played in typical OV fashion throwing his body around with some highlight reel hits. Alexander Semin had a wicked back hand shot that contributed to his 2 goals. The Caps also saw goals from Mike Green, Milan "Juice" Jurcina, along with a penalty shot goal from Michael Nylander that was scored after Canucks bad boy Willie Mitchell decided that he wanted to throw sticks.
Opening the third period, the superstar Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo had been pulled from the crease and was warming the bench - something you don't see too often.
When they interviewed one of the Sedins (I think it was Daniel), one of my fellow hockey mom friends called me and asked "What the hell did he just say?". There is a phenomenon among twins that they speak "twin talk" - I think the Sedins speak "twin talk" with a super wicked Swedish accent. So to answer the question - I have no idea what in the hell he said...something about defense, me thinks. Hockey Mom still loves you Sedin boys, I just love my Capitals more. So cheers to another big Caps victory - I think Alexander Semin gets to wear the red Bob the Builder construction hat for a job well done!
Hockey Mom Calendar Note:
For all of you Caps fans that work in D.C., majority owner Ted Leonsis will be the special guest this Thursday, October 16 at the Q & A Cafe with Carol Joynt.