If you have never watched Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals play on TV or in person, then you are missing the greatest show on — well thin ice.
I love the NFL Draft, I like it a lot more when I am being paid to follow it — which sadly I am not so my time and effort is focused elsewhere. I love Major League Baseball. I am filthy in love with the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and watching Ovechkin perform his magic every night.
Not a better show on TV. Period. If you were watching late in the 2nd period, tonight at Verizon Center — you saw the magician pull another rabbit out of the hat.
The Caps were already up 3-0, when “Ovie” put on an “O-Show” by darting into the Rangers offensive zone along the far boards, skating towards the middle of the ice. He gained control of the puck, only to leave Rangers defenseman Derek Morris with his toungue hanging out and his jock strap on the floor. This was after dodging a flying shoulder blow from another Ranger.
Ovechkin dipped the puck between Morris’ legs and charged to the net, with another Rangers defenseman, Aaron Voros baring down on him. He nudged the puck forward with his left skate (he is so good at that) and went backhand, as Voros was collapsing down on the Great 8, only to still have enough mustard on his shot to flip it backhand past Lundqvist.
GAME OVER. DONE. NOT A CHANCE for the Rangers to come back tonight. This game, this performance by Ovechkin, Bradley and Alex Semin who scored the Caps 3rd goal, on a brilliant face-off win by Nicklas Backstrom sets us up for a great Sunday afternoon in the Big Apple.
Time for what should be a chippy 3rd period, even with Sean Avery out of the lineup. The Rangers are going to want to prove a point that they still have the lead in the series, but it’s a wrap on Game 5.