|Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal with Daniel Sedin.|
The contest was classic Alex Ovechkin as well: the Capitals captain had a goal, assist, and was minus-two in 16:02 of ice time. He also gave team Lidstrom a penalty shot when he slid his stick at Matt Duchene while the Avalanche center was in on a breakaway. Thankfully, the 20-year forward was still suffering the aftereffects from the "too much vodka" he had drank the previous night (just kidding), and he was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist, saving Ovechkin a lot of embarrassment and post-game ridicule.
And now, back to business. The Capitals will be on ice for practice tomorrow morning at 5 P.M. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex as they prepare to host the Canadiens on Tuesday night. That must-win game (aren't they all?) is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. and will be broadcast on Versus.