Saturday, November 15, 2008
Big Game(s) at the Phone Booth
As all you great Caps fans know, that picture of the scoreboard of the Verizon Center doesn't reflect the final score of last night's Caps/Devils contest. That was the final score of the twins' team as they took on another Pee Wee team on the Verizon Center ice. It was such a kick to see how excited these guys were to play on NHL ice and 6 of our players notched goals in a professional arena. And of course, Hockey Mom's twins each took a stint in John Erskine's hot seat, the Cap's penalty box.
Capital's mascot Slapshot was in the house and he had a great time chastising all those naughty kids who ended up in the sin bin! A great time was had by all - thanks to Tim Bronough and the Caps staff for making this game possible!
Of course the whole team was in attendance for the Caps/Devils game. Ovechkin netted 2 goals including an empty-netter and Jose Theodore was on his game in a 3 - 1 victory against the boys from Tony Soprano's stomping grounds. The victory didn't come without a price as league-leading scorer Alex Semin did not return for the third period with an "undisclosed" upper body injury. Latest news on that situation is that he is day-to-day and might be a "game-time" decision as the Caps take on Devils tonight at The Rock in New Jersey.
Gotta run to practice - more on tonight's contest and HM's thoughts on the Barry Melrose firing later...