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Best 10 NHL moments of the year: Ovechkin calls Boudreau…something

Dec 25, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

Merry Christmas, everyone. Since we can’t buy all our readers an iPad2, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year that we’ll be rolling out on the site all day long.

Alex Ovechkin calls Bruce Boudreau…something

Nov. 1 at the Verizon Center, the Capitals were trailing Anaheim by a goal with 1:27 remaining. When Washington coach Bruce Boudreau sent out his six attackers in a last-ditch attempt to tie the game, Alex Ovechkin wasn’t among the six. If you can read lips, you don’t have to be told what Ovechkin called Boudreau. And if you can’t, just go ahead and Google it. Though Washington tied the game and won in overtime, Boudreau would be fired less than a month later. Whether the above incident was a factor in that decision is questionable, but it certainly provided a lasting image.

  1. danphipps01 - Dec 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    And to think – a couple months ago, people were saying Boudreau needed to be canned because the team had stopped playing for him. That’s not true at all. The team as a whole never stopped playing, and it had nothing to do with the coach – certain former high-production “stars” just stopped playing entirely. And since firing Boudreau? Not much has changed.

    • howiehandles - Dec 25, 2011 at 11:56 PM

      Agree. This team needs a good shake.

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