Ovechkin Takes Down Subban, Habs Take Down Caps. Again.

Ovechkin Upends Subban

The Washington Capitals lost in another shootout. Go figure.  It started well, with two first period goals for the Capitals and none from the Montreal Canadiens.  But the Habs flipped that around in the second period.  Same story as we keep seeing.  In fact, after Mike Knuble scored his power play goal in the first…yes, a power play goal…the only real high point was early in the third period when Alexander Ovechkin upended rookie P.K. Subban at center ice. It was a thing of beauty and I actually got a photo that’s not totally blurry.  Subban even took a stupid rookie retaliatory penalty moments later when he couldn’t leave Ovechkin alone. 

Then, just a few seconds into that power play, Brooks Laich was hauled down by Roman Hamrlik and inadvertently got his stick in front of Lars Eller. Laich was called for hooking…and you know the rest. Thus, Dino Night was ruined. If you don’t read up at Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine, or the others.

Last night was “Turn Back the Clock Night” in appreciation of former Capital Dino Ciccarelli and the Capitals wore their Winter Classic uniforms, which were modeled on the old time Capitals uniforms of the 1970s and 1980s.  I’ll have some photos from warm ups tomorrow, but in the meantime, check out Caps Snaps, On Frozen Blog and @ikeastan on flickr up close photos.

My game photos are below and on flickr.  Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Ovechkin Takes Down Subban, Habs Take Down Caps. Again.

  1. bob

    What about Ovie rubbing his dirty glove in Subban’s face from behind. That’s why Subban retaliated. Day after people only remember the hit and retaliation.

    • The two of them were going at it all night behind the play. Ovechkin did give Subban a face wash and dropped him near the net after Subban gave Ovie a face wash and whacked at him a couple times ont he way from center ice. Subban got caught, Ovie didn’t…and he didn’t because he was checked where the refs were looking before doing what he did. That’s the difference, I think, between the vet play and the rookie getting the retalitory penalty

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