NO DUH: Jose Theodore is the Caps’ Playoff Goalie

Via Tarik El-Bashir, Bruce Boudreau has confirmed what we all freakin’ knew: Jose Theodore is our man.

Jose has a  .911% save percentage this season, and sterling numbers across the board since early January.  Jose is a former winner of the Vezina and Hart Trophies, and has simply marvelous facial hair.  Many (i.e. – me) consider Theo the main architect of the Caps’ historic winning streak.  Fun fact:  He also has two assists this year.

Obviously, Jose has a history with Montreal — which is a good thing, because this Stanley Cup Playoffs thing was running a little low on drama.

  • BobbyG

    Well DUH x2!

    Was there ever any doubt who the Caps #1 goalie is and has been all season? Theo’s history with the Habs will be an additional motivator for him to keep his mojo going for the Caps to storm through the first round of the playoffs.

  • Rockin’ The Red in VA

    Well we all knew this deep down! But on a different subject. . . my wife just surprised me with Game 2 tickets! How freakin’ sweet is that? Just had to share it with some fellow fans. C-A-P-S, Caps! Caps! Caps!

  • Hittman

    Caps in 3…Montreal is going to quit early.

  • BobbyG

    @Rockin’theRedinVA: I can’t tell you how envious and jealous I am that you will be going to Game 2 vs. the Habs. Let out a few extra cheers for Caps fans like me who can’t be there in person.

    @Hittman: From your lips to the hockey gods’ ears!

    P.S. I read on the CSN blog Nick Backstrom was missing from this morning’s practice, no reason given. Was he injured in the last Caps game? Does anyone know more about this.? No drama…please!

  • Peter Hassett

    @Rockin’ the Red in VA, AWESOME! Tell your wife how grateful I am. What time are you picking me up?

    @Hittman, ROFL!

    @BobbyG, Tarik at WP has more, but Nicky is “ill,” but not injured. Following standard operating procedure, they won’t specify more. They consider him “iffy” for game 1.

  • Rockin’ The Red in VA

    Thanks all. Without a doubt I will be cheering for those who cannot attend, as I consider myself very fortunate!

    Yeah, I too saw that “Sick Nick” might be out of Game 1 with the standard “undisclosed” injury. Personally I find that hard to believe, that a player of his character would miss a Game 1 after a four day rest.