A big thanks to the New York Rangers for blanking the New Jersey Devils last night (and that's probably the last time you'll hear Hockey Mom thanking the Rags for anything), enabling the Capitals to leap frog over the Devils for second spot in the East!
Of course I was also watching to see if Sean Avery would actually put his anger management skills he learned in rehab to work! I just knew we'd be seeing Avery "gets all up in Marty Brodeur's grill" round two - but looks like Avery was on his best behavior. When challenged by the Devils' David Clarkson, Avery refused to dance and Clarkson proceeded to toss him around like a Detroit Red Wings octopus.
If you missed it, here's a side of Sean Avery we don't see too often:
One word: WOW....
Now back to Caps Land. The guys are resting up and geting ready to meet the Islanders at the Phone Booth tomorrow night. The latest on injuries is that Brashear is still day-to-day and Boyd Gordon (wacky broken finger) may make it back in time for the playoffs. So only one more day until Caps hockey - I swear I have a complete lack of identity mixed with bouts of sadness and boredom for about a week after the season's over. Let's keep this season going until June - right boys?
I hope all of you fabulous Club Scarlet members make plans to join the gals for a skating event followed by a viewing party at Arlington's Front Page to watch the Caps take on the Thrash. Space is limited so reserve your spot today - $10 gets you ice skating rentals and ice time at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for a one-hour skate followed by two drink tickets (wine and beer) and appetizers during the watching party. Unfortunately, HM will not be able to show off my magnificent skating skills (ha ha!) with my fellow female Scarlet pals as my non-hockey loving sister will be visiting from the land of the Thrashers. For more info, visit the Club Scarlet web site - sounds like a blast ladies!