Martin Erat can finally breathe.
With the Caps up 1-0 against New Jersey Saturday night, Erat found himself with the puck heading towards an empty net. Thank goodness he didn't miss.
Now that he's got the monkey off his back, Erat will head to Sochi to play for the Czech Republic with a new found sense of confidence. Sure it was an empty net goal, but hey, let's not get picky.
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