Saturday, March 28, 2009
Heee's Back! Cheers for Big #2....
Photo credit: Washington Capitals
In a game that was hyped to be all about "payback" on Ovie at the hands of the less-than-sizzling Lightning, the feel-good story of the evening was the game winning goal by d-man Brian Pothier. By now, most hockey fans know about Pothier's debilitating concussion, the struggle to find the evasive cure for his symptoms for more than 14 months and his determination to get back on the ice and contribute to the Caps' success. So I have to admit that Hockey Mom was alternating between screaming with joy and wiping a tear in honor of Potsy's game winner - which was a sweet slap shot from the blueline.
Pothier was definitely feeling the love from the thousands of red-rocking fans in attendance as well! So a big congrats to Brian and as Caps fans, we are thrilled to see you back!
Of course congrats are also in order for Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 52nd and 53rd against the Bolts, giving him 100 points on the season!
So now we go through a slight hockey withdrawal the next few days as the boys don't take the ice until next Wednesday's meeting with the New York Islanders. And in case you missed it, the Islander's net minder Joey McDonald blanked the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings in a rare shut out last night. So hope the guys take advantage of this short break to get healthy, rested and come out with the energy, spunk and grit they showed the first part of the season....