Blow All the Leads! Caps beat Sabres 5-4 (OT)

Ovi Bill Wippert

That dude in the middle. (Photo: Bill Wippert)

Are the Capitals worse than the Buffalo Sabres? The Sabres might be the worst team the league has seen in a decade, and yet they’ve bested DC twice this season. This third and final game was a towel match. If Buffalo won, they would sweep the season series and Bob Backlund would have to retire. If the Caps won, they’d prove that their 5-0 slump-slaying win wasn’t a total fluke.

The Caps started their effort well, exploding for a pair of Ovi goals in the first period, but they couldn’t hold a lead to save their lives. They lifted the pressure and let Buffalo creep back in. So much for killer instinct. Here’s how it went down.

Alex Ovechkin did the power play thing in the first. No, not the thing where he scores from the Ovi spot. This was the other thing, the one where he scores right after the faceoff. But Ovi wasn’t done; he scored a minute later by deflecting Mike Green’s shot off his trousers. Christian Ehrhoff got Buffalo on the board as John Erskine and Ovechkin were unable to control a rebound.

The Sabres tied it up on the power play early in the second as Cory Hodgson finished off a nice passing sequence. Mike Green scored his 100th career goal with a sweet wraparound not long after. Philip Varone caught a loose puck wide of the net to record his first NHL goal and tie the game– yet another quick response goal against the Caps. No matter, as Alex Ovechkin started off a set play that Troy Brouwer aptly finished off from the crease, giving the Caps a 4-3 lead going into the third period.

Cory Hodgson drew a penalty from Jason Chimera  and kept working to tie it up with 13 minutes left in regulation. The score stayed like that through sixty, so– for the third freaking time– the Caps and Sabres went to overtime.

GAME OVER GREEN!

Caps beats Sabres 5-4! (OT)

JOE

Oh, calm down, Joe. It’s freaking Buffalo.

  • Alex Ovechkin is the power play machine. His first period power play goal was the team’s first since the 19th, and it was Ovi’s fancy seam passing that allowed Troy Brouwer to finish off that set play.
  • That was Brouwer’s first goal since January 2nd. Slumpity dump.
  • One of most encouraging things about those two losses to Buffalo earlier this season was Alex Ovechkin’s shot volume. He managed 18 shots in those two games, but none of ‘em found the back of the net. Tuesday corrected some of that, as Ovi scored on two of his first three shots. Ovi didn’t get much offense at all in the third, which should tell you how passive his team was in that final frame. Ovi got his fourth point on the OTGWG.
  • John Erskine is known for his supposed commitment to shoving dudes out of the crease, but I just don’t see much of it anymore. I have a hard time imaging a reason to play him over Nate Schmidt, unless you believe that Fighting Wins Games.
  • Buffalo’s Mike Weber put a shoulder or an elbow into Marcus Johansson‘s head midway through the second. Weber got two minutes, which I think was a bit too soft-on-crime for Hanging Judge Pete. More than that, I worried for Johansson, whose performance fell of big time last year when he tried to play through a concussion. Mojo returned to the bench not long after the hit, so let’s be cautiously optimistic.
  • Weber struck again in the final minute, elbowing Nick Backstrom (who also has a history of head injuries) away from the play. Backstrom fell to the ice but returned to play. Weber was not punished.
  • Erat almost scored. No one cares.
  • The Capitals continue to be just dreadful after scoring, as Philip Varone‘s instant-response goal testifies. That one came just 50 seconds after Mike Green’s go-ahead goal and spoiled any sense of momentum for the visitors. You’d think the Caps would acknowledge how bad they are at holding a lead by switching their strategy, but no: they still take their foot off the gas like there’s stagflation or somesuch. I’d say something like, “this has to change,” but I did that back in December and nothing did, so I won’t waste the hyperbole.
  • Interesting choice by Jason Chimera to completely abandon defense on the second Cory Hodgson goal (his second tying goal of the night). Chimmer restrained Hodgson, but Hodgson broke through. Jason saw the refs hand go up, and — I don’t know– complained about the call rather than play professional hockey. Really, really naughty.
  • I dunno, guys. Sometimes I think that the Erskine-Carrick D-pairing is gonna hard time in the conference finals. Maybe I’m wrong. Someone talk me off the ledge here.
Joe B suit of the night (artist's rendition by Pete H., age 30)

Joe B suit of the night (artist’s rendition by Pete H., age 30)

That was a win, but man was it ugly.

What the heck. It’s the freaking Buffalo Sabres. They’re a mess. They’re Ryan Miller and some other guys, and it was one of the other guys in net! There’s no reason this game should’ve gone to overtime. There’s no reason this game should’ve been anything except a blowout wherein the Caps double up in shot attempts. This should’ve been a coronation for Ovechkin and an exorcism for the Caps’ flagging power play. Those things happened, but all we’ll remember are the blown leads.

Perhaps we’ll remember Green’s 100th and 101st and Ovi’s four points, but the achievements tonight weren’t shared by the lower tiers of this Caps lineup.

The Buffalo surges late in the first and early in the third period are evidence of the Caps’ abject failure to win decisively. When we delude ourselves into thinking this team as constructed can advance past the second round of the playoffs, we’ll be doing so in defiant ignorance of games like this.

Mike Weber is a creep, and I think he targeted vulnerable players. The NHL should pay attention to this since the refs won’t. Wild west justice won’t do. (Side note: the fact that no one fought Weber while the game was tied in the third period is evidence that fighting doesn’t win games.)

We’ll catch you guys on Thursday, as the Caps face off with the Blue Jackets in Columbus. Ew.

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  • Marky Narc

    Hey, did we ever find out why does this game huge?

  • Chris Cerullo

    Yea because Caps points quickly need

  • Chris Cerullo

    Trade Green he’s a bum. Ovechkin cant pass. Don’t like the fact that this game had to get to OT but 2 points are 2 points. We’re going streaking!

  • Jack Conness

    ALEX OVECHKIN! Where would we be without this man?!? WHAT A GAME! The goals he scored were awesome. A HUGE blast and a nice little tip (off the pants) too! And how about those feeds to Erat and to Green? Absolute beauty. Thank you Mr. Alex Ovechkin for leading the Caps to victory!

    I must say, Mike Green has looked a lot better lately. His skating looks wonderful. He is flying around guys now. His shot looks a lot better. He looks more physical. I don’t know if he was still battling old injuries at the start of the season but he looked very good tonight. And for the past couple of weeks.

    ONE BIG PROBLEM THOUGH: The 2nd line was totally non-existent as you can imagine. Brouwer and Laich people. It doesn’t work. They don’t work. Brouwer’s goal is all because of Ovi and Erat. Don’t defend the man. Stop trying. The Black Hole. No good. Please stop Adam Oates.

  • Marky Narc

    I am of agreementing with you.

  • Myan

    What a freaking game by Ovi & Green! Also thought that Wilson had a great game even if he didn’t show up on the score sheet. Weber is an asshole.

  • Justin

    Ovi channelling Michael Jordan, sticking his tongue out while driving the net before unselfishly setting up Green for the GWG. Just doin’ it. So sick hahahaha!!!))))))

  • Pete

    Suck it Mike Wise.

  • Justin

    I liked Brouwer’s play tonight, but I think Laich had a few flubs. Chimera didn’t have it tonight, but it FEELS GOOD TO WIN. Who cares if it was against a bottom feeding opponent!

  • Patrick Neimeyer

    Bing bang bong! Greeny with the OT Snipe :)

  • Justin

    Oh, and how Ovi scored the first goal after not being allowed to change gloves… Loved it.

  • Red

    2 points: Good. Allowing 4 goals from the worst offense in the league: Bad.

  • Roman Z.

    I’m happy we got the W, but not a good game. First game we play against Buffalo, Grubi allows 1 goal, second game; Grubi allows 1 goal again, 3rd game: Holtby allows 4 …

    Draw your own conclusions.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I guess not

  • Chris Cerullo

    I will never understand the infatuation with 21 and 20. The stats are literally right in Oates’ face and he refuses to acknowledge how bad they are. The only good thing about their partnership is that it allows Wilson to play on the 3rd line however that is also killing anything Joel Ward does as he’s on the 4th.

  • Alex Hughes

    I swear if we lost to the Sabres three times we would be sucking the lollipop of mediocrity. Great game by Ovi and Green and great to see the powerplay get back on track. Weber should get fined at the least, I think a suspension of three games is what he should get. I’m just glad we got two points out of this game

  • Red

    Ovi is having some kind of season. The man is in the zone. Hope that carries over to Sochi….aaand the next 5-10 years.

  • araporrada21

    Watching the NBCSN feed, they compared Green to a Ferrari.

  • Rob W.

    Excuse my language here but Weber is a piece of shit, nothing more dangerous than a goon on a team that has nothing to play for. The defense is still suspect and the effort by Chimera on that 4th Buf goal was unacceptable. best part about tonight is the canes, devs, and jackets all losing.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Those Buffalo surges kill me.

  • Myan

    Best part about tonight is that we needed 2 points and we got 2 points.

  • Jonah

    I don’t think he should be suspended. He shoul be given the most heinous punishment possible: playing for the buffalo sabres!

  • Stardawg

    And no one on the Caps did anything about it…shameful

  • Josh Carey

    They’re right. Really expensive, and not of much use on ice.

  • Bugs Fire

    If you look at the record, Buffalo was consistently better at scoring last several games. Aside from shutout in Pittsburgh yesterday, they have scored 20 goals in 6 games prior to that. This is way above their season average G/G which is <2.

  • Rob W.

    couldnt agree more, although i dont think anyone saw the incident with nicky

  • Red

    Weber. What a dirty piece of sh*t. An elbow to the head of Mojo and a blindside hit on Backy. Hope you don’t get another minute of ice time. Go to work Shanny!

  • Chris Cerullo

    These recent fenwick charts (12-15 games) have drastically improved from the first half of the season.

  • Roman Z.

    Peter, would you be able to provide a #fancystat tonight? Those Caps’ trademarked goals-quickly-followed-up-by-a-goal against; how many of them allowed when Holtby was in the net vs when Grubi was?

  • James Desautels

    No one said fighting wins hockey games, but in situations like tonight when your best all around player (Nicky) or a top 6 guy (Mojo) is targeted with a head shot away from the play you stand up for him and you send the message that it doesn’t fly. You think the other playoff teams aren’t playing tough when their star scorers get knocked around? Legal hits within play go for it, but both shots tonight were TEXTBOOK Cooke-ian dirty play.

    Next point, Oates constant shuffling lines in games is killing our momentum out there. For a solid stretch in the 2nd, the Chimmer-Beags-Wilson line was owning the puck down low several shifts in a row. Fast forward later in the period and Oates shifts lines 2-4 all over the place and we generated no consistent pressure from late 2nd until OT. I love Oates motivational magic he performed on Ovi, but the rest of his coaching is smoke and mirrors. How are the guys supposed to develop that sixth sense out there with the zone play, area passes, supporting each other on the rush, etc if they have different mates out there every shift. Its the NHL Oates, not mens league jump on the ice and play whatever spot the last guy just left.

    Finally, 2pts is 2pts but BUF playing Enroth (1-12 Enroth) and a bunch of dudes not named Moulson or Hodgson took us to the edge AGAIN. I hoped for better after the MON slaying, this was an empty W for me tonight. Anyone other than BUF and I think we took an L.

  • Red

    First star of the night.

  • Bugs Fire

    Weber did not return to the ice after his dick move on Backstrom. What do you want Caps to do – jump to Buffalo bench?

  • TowsonTrumpetGuy .

    If it weren’t for Mike Green and/or Ovechkin’s passing they would have lost this game.

  • Heidi

    If the Caps were as good at defense as you are at drawing portraits in Paint we would be set.

  • James Desautels

    Did you see our D making their best pylon impressions on 3 of 4 goals allowed? Its not our goaltending at issue. Our D is awful. Worse than the Boudreau era.

  • Stardawg

    Well said. The Caps looked lost out there for most of the game. They looked confused when they had the puck and dreadful in their own end. The skill of their top players bailed them out yet again.

  • Heidi

    Even the announcers said it is the goalies job to make the first and maybe second save. Not the goalies fault that the defense feels no need to defend.

  • Roman Z.

    When has the D not been a problem, nothing new here.

  • Brackaphobia

    Looks like Joe B. raided Don Cherry’s closet.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Lol you really couldn’t sense the sarcasm there…..?

  • TowsonTrumpetGuy .

    Couldn’t actually. There are too many people who post stupid things like that but are completely serious :P
    Apologies!

  • Diller M

    Finally we beat the Sabers! Long overdue. Love the Erat line Pete! Seriously though if he doesn’t start shooting he won’t score. NHL has him at 36 shots on the year, if this guy wants to get traded or help this team win, he needs to put the rubber on the net.

  • Graham Dumas

    Go ahead. Post this comment every game. I will continue to plus-one like a wedding-crasher.

  • Stardawg

    He gave MoJo a cheap shot to the head that he will probably be suspended for long before the Backy hit. They had all game to do something

  • James Desautels

    Right…Holts made 2 immediate saves on 1st, no one cleared the traffic or the loose puck. 2nd G was PPG that was a great passing play that criss crossed our zone PK 2x before Hodgson had the open look. 3rd G was terrible coverage immediately following our goal and the 4th was total garbage. Bad turnover by Chimmer, who then gave up, and Hodgson danced around a flat footed JC who poked lazily instead of taking body on a guy driving the net.

  • Bugs Fire

    Look, we all know Green is no good at D (really shaky tonight – got away with but really shaky). But the dude gets essentially a hat-trick and you still not happy?

  • Bill Simmons

    We will the game I happy I drink the vodka cool.

  • Stardawg

    Not really true….but funny

  • Bugs Fire

    True. But I think Caps (i.e. mostly Tom Wilson) fight plenty. Buffalo is an ugly team when it comes to cheap shots (they have Scott and Ott, which says it all). I’d rather see Caps answer by winning the game (which they did) rather than go down to goon level.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    game huge

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I’d have been okay with a fight there, if I can be honest.

  • James Desautels

    That is exactly my point. For the most part this season all 3 of our goalies have had terrible D in front of them. Concluding that Grubi must be better than Holts because Holts let up 4 is probably off base. Simply put, our D is awful, and has been all year. No positive changes have been made, none seem to be in thw works, and we are running on the Ovi/Nicky bus again hoping that we score 4 and whoever is in net plays a 95% or shutout type game.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I’ll refer you to the distinguished competition. The Peerless at Japers Rink addressed this (I think) last week. Most are on Holtby.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • Roman Z.

    Much obliged

  • Josh Carey

    I saw an opportunity to make a joke and I made it. Now everyone gets angry :(. Yes I realize Green has greatly improved and played a good game tonight, still doesn’t take away my right to make jokes.

  • Stardawg

    I’m not saying go down to goon level, I’m saying run the guy any time he’s near the puck. Hardly anyone on the Caps were hitting tonight, they looked soft, and when you look soft guys like Weber feel free to take shots at your best guys. Challenge him, make him think there’s at least a chance he might have to defend himself.

  • factoryofsadness

    if this is the case, Jason Chimera was an MG. Not built well to begin with, and only got worse as the time went along, until he stopped doing anything at all when we needed him to work badly.

  • James Desautels

    We support honesty here….and trust me I hate the clean hits that get guys immediately jumped by guys like Scott, Cooke, Carcillo, Orr, etc who literally add no offensive production and are simply out to hurt people or start fights. They dont belong in the game. But there are times when you have to protect a teammate, and tonight was that time.

  • Roman Z.

    Ok, but realistically, wouldn’t you prefer running with a goalie whose save % this season is higher CONSIDERING all other factors ( horrible D, mostly)?

    I guess I’m just still butthurt over Grubi’s demotion to the bears.

  • Dark Stranger

    No kidding, We were overdue to beat the Sabres. That would have been depressing to get swept in the season series vs the worst team in hockey. As it is, depressing to be an even match up with them.

    But great game by both Green and Ovi.

  • Dark Stranger

    I wouldn’t say they were lost for most of the game. There were plenty of portions of the game where they would dominate play — like much of the 2nd period, even if the score did not reflect it. But there were enough portions of the game (like Green’s penalty and the resulting PP goal for Buff) where we were looking lost.

  • Bugs Fire

    There could be another explanation to the fact that he allows fewer shot attempts. Is it possible that he shares more ice time with the first line, which could boost his numbers because that lines spends more time on offence? Unlike many others who seem to wish that Mike Green has never been born, I think he is a very good player who needs to overcome some shortcomings (mostly stemming from fear of being injured). But it seems strange that he is better at actual defence than Carlson and Alzner. Maybe this is the case when stats overcome anecdotal evidence.

  • Bugs Fire

    I think what ruined your joke was the ugly fact that Green had a great night. Hope you enjoyed watching it.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Language justified.

  • Bugs Fire

    They did seem softer than usual indeed. I just don’t think it’s correct to draw a general conclusion that they are a soft team after one missed fighting opportunity.

    You know what would really solve this problem for good? Situation room issuing game misconducts and hefty on-ice penalties when something like this happens. I honestly do not understand why in 2014 we cannot use this awesome technology called video replay to get rid of cheap shots. Why is it OK for Weber to get away with attempt to injure just because the refs are looking the other way? Reminds me of Callahan’s swipe at Hillen’s head last year.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    You’re right. Green’s most common linemate is Alex Ovechkin: http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_time_on_ice_stats.php?ds=8&f1=2013_s&f2=5v5&f4=D&f5=WSH&c=0+1+3+5+8+7+9+11+13+15+17

    But you’re also wrong, as Ovechkin allows the third most shot attempts on the team: http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/ratings.php?disp=1&db=201314&sit=5v5&pos=skaters&minutes=300&teamid=30&type=corsi&sort=A20&sortdir=ASC

    Green is good at defense.

  • Bugs Fire

    Holtby had a not-so-good night. I know, I know, the D should be better. Just saying that on his good night he would have stopped the first goal by freezing the puck, second goal by ninja move to the right post, third goal by poke checking Foligno and the fourth goal by, well, just by stopping the puck.

  • JakeDubber

    And still we can barely hang on to the worst team in the league. This scares me endlessly

  • JakeDubber

    Hahahahaha

  • Jonathan Garcia

    “Erat almost scores. No one cares.”

    I care…. :weeps:

  • Hyusis

    I thought you had a little love for Erat. I’d like to see the guy score. If coach hadn’t abused this guy’s confidence, he’d have more than the score of assists that he’s accumulated.

    Go Mathieu Perreault!

  • Roy Schue

    Tied game, couldn’t take a stupid penalty….we desperately needed the two points

  • Joey Doukmetzian

    Wilso, Grabo, Wardo for 2nd line.

  • Roy Schue

    The only thing that has effected Erats stats is that he is a mediocre player at best. In Nashville he was a big fish in a very small offensive pond. He is no more than a third line winger on any team playing for a playoff spot.

  • Hyusis

    And I really like coach’s Idea of Laich and Brouwer paired on the penalty kill. Their chemistry is…unquestionable.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I love Erat. I don’t care if he never scores as long as he keeps driving play like this.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Naw

  • Eric Schulz

    I’d drop Ward to 3rd, have Fehr on 2nd.

  • Eric Schulz

    Oh, they were looking DIRECTLY at Callahan when he punched Hillen in the face, they just wanted to let the players decide the game by letting them cheat… b/c that makes total sense. You know, if you’re a jackass.

  • Chris Cerullo

    I want to see 10-84-43 on the 2nd line but my lord is that taboo or what with this coaching staff

  • Chris Cerullo

    No worries. I definitely understand haha.

  • Eric Schulz

    Yaw. (I could see 2nd also, 3rd is possible, depends on the team’s roster. But he’s overrated offensively because of being the man in Nashville, IMO.)

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Erat trails only Grabo and Mojo in even-strength assists http://www.extraskater.com/players/standard?team=wsh&sort=a&sit=ev

  • Chris Cerullo

    Hmmm I’d compare him to a ’69 Camaro for no other reason then I like the car and I also like Mike Green.

  • Chris Cerullo

    More like he has been terribly utilized by this coaching staff up until now and is still producing assist wise. He’s been stellar since the New York game and definitely deserves to be playing where he is right now.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Seeing 43 over 8 in that category is strange. Ever since you wrote that article on Ovechkin’s linemates shooting percentage has it gotten any better whatsoever?

  • Eric Schulz

    “Fined at least” is ridiculous. He needs a heavy suspension, say 7 games, minimum. I don’t know if he’s a repeat offender… but since he did it to Johansson, THEN Backstrom, that should count.

  • ATPinDC

    But, man, when he’s going, he’s got great speed. ;-)

  • Chris Cerullo

    The defensive breakdowns are worrying yes but on the brightside possession and shotwise we are trending up.

  • ATPinDC

    You could have gone with the “needs frequent & costly repairs” angle.

  • ATPinDC

    Pretty sure he was on the ice for Game Over Green. But I’m glad the Caps didn’t attempt retribution by fighting in OT. Instead, the won the game.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Agreed on Wilson. Kid deserves the increase in ice-time and I hope it continues to trend upwards. Crossing my fingers.

  • Chris Cerullo

    So sick, unbelievable)))))

  • JakeDubber

    Dude really? We can trend up all day, but if we don’t have the defensive wherewithal to stop the opposing team from scoring directly after we score ( a bad habit that has noticeably gotten worse as the season has progressed) then what’s the point?

  • Matthew Burdash

    Cody Hodgson man…Cody. WITH A D.

  • Jake Ettawakapow

    About time we beat the Sabres!!!

  • Chris Cerullo

    Well we can do exactly what we did tonight which is compete offensively. I am in no way condoning sucking in our own end, I’m just saying we can be a competitive hockey team if we continue the way we are with the puck.

  • Jack Conness

    That is the 2nd line I wanna see!

  • Shaun Phillips

    He’s always been a better puck possession, passing wing than a scorer. I actually wonder if he was supposed to be part of the insurance policy against losing Ribiero and his playmaking.

  • Hockey mom

    I am really hoping he scores soon…I am liking him more and more…I guess I’m a sucker for the underdogs and under appreciated…I might have to pick up one of those Erat shirts that have been marked down at Kettler since he asked to be traded….

    Still miss #61!

  • Rick Leeman

    On a note related to the last line of the recap and not at all related to the game: Columbus is actually a wonderful city where I have lived for the past five-plus years. It has more to offer than most would assume, and the city is getting behind the Jackets these days for a change, which is good for hockey. I am willing to give a lengthy defense for these seemingly outrageous claims.

  • Shaun Phillips

    I hope it takes a 2 week hiatus for Sochi. ;)

  • Golly Girl

    Couldn’t watch the game last night … but kudos, Pete H., age 30, on the undoubtedly accurate rendition of the Joe B suit of the night!!! Probably his best look ever.

  • Owen Johnson

    The Caps looked lost for most of the 3rd period. They were the better team the rest of the game.

  • Owen Johnson
  • Stardawg

    I agree that they looked ‘less lost’ in the first 2 periods but they are way to talented of a team to be pressured by a team of Buffalo’s calibre. They just don’t seem to know what to do under pressure, their PK is way too passive and they are utterly pathetic at picking up open opponents on the back check. When possessing the puck they seem to be guessing what to do, no set plays other than dump it in and change lines. Its great the Caps won some games but I really believe their play is as bad as ever, except that they are scoring again

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    It’s almost as if Erat should’ve been in the top-6 THIS WHOLE DAMN TIME.

  • KG

    But I think it also depends who’s on the ice at the time of the hits. Nobody on the Ovie, Nicky, MoJo line is gonna fight. And of the D guys, really only Erskine is gonna drop the mittens.

    If you wait for the next shift, you risk an instigator penalty. Tough call when to pick and choose. But I agree, both hits were worthy of retaliation in the most legal form.

  • Jonah

    Moral of the story: OV can score more goals with his crotch than Marty erat.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Complicated by the fact that Erat has more children than Ovi.

    …THAT WE KNOW ABOUT

  • Jonah

    Wait erat has children?
    TRADE THA BUM!!!! Cuz, you know, reasons.

  • ChrisN

    My god, that Joe B. artwork…… … FREAKING BRILLIANT!!!

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    Once again, we see how a WaPo journalist whose enthusiasm for (and knowledge of) hockey is severely limited, tosses out a sensationalist op-ed piece aimed solely at getting lots of clicks With This One Wierd Trick….

  • Graham Dumas

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