Ovechkin, Capitals dominant in win over Devils
Sat, 23 Feb 2013|
CSN Washington dot coms Alex Ovechkin scored his first hat trick at home in more than three years. Exactly what he and his coach knew it was coming for weeks now. It's necessary there just you know sometimes feel. You know put to stood on going and today and tomorrow we know it's it's got a game on almost every shot -- goes and go through so consistent place. It's an outsider looking in watching him as a fan it's one thing that was like about. Would say it's an opening day two guys was you know the way he loves to score and when his teammates score. But he jumps just as much you know I think that's a great great characteristic. He's very tough on himself puts a lot of pressure on so the scoring and do you guys who leads us out weigh on itself tonight hopefully -- so. Read off of his chest and now he's able to just you know play hockey in and we need him to score to be successful. Special teams again proved to be critical besides the two power play goals Eric -- shorthanded scored turned the momentum in the third period. The result the caps first win over top eight team this season. I didn't really matter who Revere this harness just against the wind has picked the times that we won his first morning guys played there wasn't like one liner after liner. Critical I think everyone did their job and and that's pretty neat we came home plate are gamers who put a full sixty minutes. We talked earlier about being committed a 100% committed to the system. You know it's not only in the defensive zone but also neutral zone and -- on him. We came on put a -- game and I think that's something that we need to build on. Braden holding once again turned in another stellar performance stopping a penalty shot. And recording 21 saves. Now the caps will be able to savor this win one more day as they have a rare day off on Sunday. Then it's back to work on Monday to get ready to face another top eight team. And a division rival Carolina as they visit Verizon Center -- on Tuesday with the caps Jill Sorenson CSN Washington. CSN Washington dot com.