“All Series, Baby, All Series!” Henrik Lunqvist Gets an Earful of Ovechkin Trash Talk (Videos)
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was relatively quiet in his team’s seven-game series against the Islanders in the first round, recording just two goals and three assists. However, the Great 8 was a force to be reckoned with in the first game against the favored New York Rangers. And he did not hesitate to dish out healthy servings of Alex Ovechkin trash talk.
With less than two minutes remaining in the first period, Ovechkin broke a scoreless tie when he fired a laser top shelf over the blocker of Rangers netminder Henrik Lunqvist:
After that Ovie thought it prudent to try to get in Lunqvist’s head, and a hot mic picked up this gem:
“All series, baby, all series!” Somebody’s gonna put that on a t-shirt and sell it for $20 a pop outside the Verizon Center.
Of course, some might worry that such trash talk could also serve as motivation for King Henrik, and thus come back to haunt Ovechkin. But it didn’t on this night. If I’m coach Barry Trotz, I tell Alex to just keep doin’ his thang.
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