While a hazing scandal rocks the National Football League, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin keeps rookie bullying safe (but not clean) by nailing first year teammate Tom Wilson in the the face with a pie. The incident occurred after Wilson…
Last night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals wasn’t pretty on the scoreboard, and it wasn’t pretty on the ice. With the winner a foregone conclusion, a line-brawl erupted, sparked by a Wayne Simmonds hit. Flyers goaltender Ray Emery took it upon himself to do his part in fighting with his team. The netminder raced down the ice to engage Caps goaltender Braden Holtby in one-on-one combat. However, Holtby seemed uninterested in partaking. Emery wailed on him anyway.
The Capitals won the game 7-0 courtesy of three goals by Joel Ward, two by Nicklas Backstrom, and one apiece by Troy Brouwer and Jason Chimera.
The NHL Network released their ‘Top 10 Hits Of The Week’ video this morning, and to no one’s surprise, John Scott was not featured. When it comes to body checking in the NHL there is a fine line between what is legal and what is deemed worthy of suspension. Scott’s hit on Eriksson was a blindside headshot. The hits displayed in the NHL Network’s countdown are good solid shoulder on shoulder or shoulder to chest assaults.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 10th goal of the season tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. That’s 10 tallies in 10 games for the Great 8. Obviously, the math is simple here. If he continues to score at a goal a game pace he will finish the season with 82. That’s a lot to expect, especially in an Olympic year, however, if anyone can hit the 80’s in goals scored, it’s probably Ovechkin.
Ovechkin’s goal was a lethal product of his incredible shooting ability. The Caps’ captain finished a set play off the draw, drilling a laser beam top shelf on bewildered Oilers’ goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Final score, Caps 4 Oilers 1. Ovechkin goal courtesy of the NHL YouTube Channel.
The Sabres may not be winning now (1-9-1) but the future is bright if the young guns can materialize into solid NHLers at the same time over the next few seasons.
In a game that by all accounts should have ended 8-0 Bruins, the Sabres youngster made the most of some open ice in the Bruins’ zone, powering a backhand through goaltender Chad Johnson for his first career NHL goal.
Watch Zadorov’s first of what could be many NHL goals.
Nikita Zadorov was drafted 16th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2013.
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