Locker puts on a smile after Washington’s Game 3 loss.
No matter what happens to the Washington Capitals in their first round matchup against the New York Rangers, we won’t be hearing Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin after next week. Once the Eastern Conference Semifinals roll around, NBC has exclusive rights to the games. Locker, it seems, is going out in style.
During Monday’s Game 3, the former Cap was in top form. It started when the Caps took a 1-0 lead. Despite taking a couple of penalties, the Capitals were weathering the storm in first period, so well, in fact, that the Madison Square Garden crowd started booing as the final seconds ticked off Joel Ward’s minor.
“You couldn’t script it any better for the visiting Washington Capitals,” Laughlin exclaimed, finishing his sentence just as Brad Boyle unleashed a wrist shot to tie the game.
Locker’s eventful night continued when Washington was whistled for a too many men penalty later in the frame. The thing was, the Rangers had eight dudes on the ice, and six of them were nowhere near the bench. Locker freaked out.
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“Look at this bunch right here!” he screamed, madly drawing on a series of circles on his telestrator, topped with a giant number eight. “There’s eight guys on the ice for the Rangers!
He also told Joe B “if I ever had the chance it wouldn’t be your eyes, it’d be your tongue” for some reason.
Craig Laughlin is awesome.