Now this is not one of Bruce Boudreau's happy faces. The coach expressed his frustration at last night's lack of effort against Buffalo and put the boys through some tough paces today at practice per Tarik El-Bashir. Alex Ovechkin should be back for Tuesday's game against Ottawa, but even without him, this team had enough talent to beat a struggling Sabres club. Like I tell my boys, it's about showing up and giving 110% every shift you get on the ice. You can never underestimate another team as was evident from last night's embarassing shut out. So let's all hope that the team is ready to rock in Ottawa on Tuesday...
Speaking of my boys, both of them spent so much time in the penalty box during today's game that I was wondering if I should rent it out for our next vacation - we can spend some quality family time in the sin bin! Our team won and one of my guys got a hat trick (which did not excuse him from getting his hind handed to him for lipping off to a ref).
While we're talking about the penalty box, I think everyone knows how Hockey Mom feels about the Dallas Stars' instigator Sean Avery - who has probably spent half of his adult life in the penalty box! In case you missed it, check out some of last night's contest between the Stars and the Boston Bruins. This game turned into a total slugfest and of course Avery is right in the thick of things:
So another hockey-filled weekend has come and gone. Don't forget to get out there and vote on Tuesday!