Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deja "but"

Last year, Capitals goalie Cristobal Huet was caught looking the wrong way with a puck loose in front of him, and his season was snuffed out as Joffrey Lupul stuffed it behind Huet in overtime to send the Philadelphia Flyers onward to the second round of the 2007-2008 playoffs.

Last night, it happened again. After having made a spectacluar right pad save on Johan Franzen while lying on his stomach late in regulation to keep Chicago's season alive, Huet got caught looking the wrong way in overtime once more, this time at his right post with Tomas Holmstrom on the doorstep. But the puck was on Darren Helm's stick on the other side of the crease, and Helm only had to bunt the puck the last few inches to seal Detroit's 2-1 overtime series-clinching win.

Wings/Blackhawks Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Pretty soon, they'll have enough for a team called, "Kapitals"

Sergei Fedorov... Viktor Kozlov...

...Richard Zednik. is at it again, reporting that former Capital and current Florida Panther Richard Zednik has signed a two-year deal to skate with Yaroslavl in Russia's KHL.

Zednik, Fedorov, Kozlov... Jan Bulis plays over there. Joel Kwiatkowski... Ben Clymer... Bryan Muir... Artem Ternavsky... Igor Ulanov... J-F Fortin... Ivan Ciernik... Igor Shadilov... Michael Yunkov... Jaromir Jagr.

Maybe we'll move to Russia and blog from there.