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Capitals Locker Room: Strome Breaks Down Fehervary’s Wacky Header Goal
Here’s what Dylan Strome, T.J. Oshie and more had to say about the Washington Capitals’ 6-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and the wacky goal from Martin Fehervary.
It was a wild night in Columbus, where the Washington Capitals saw a sloppy start turn into a 6-2 victory following domination in the final 40 minutes, goals aplenty and… some World Cup-worthy play from Martin Fehervary.
Here's what Dylan Strome, T.J. Oshie and the Capitals had to say about the win and that wild soccer-style goal by Fehervary.
On his shot going in off Martin Fehervary's helmet: “That was interesting. I'm not sure, I feel like it’s going to blow up on Twitter or something. I don't know if it already has, but that was crazy, that was weird. I shot it and the d-man deflected it and I saw it go off his head. And I know the goalie had no idea where it was, he was looking straight ahead at the pile and in my mind i was like, 'Please just go in, please just go in.' And it just dropped over his head and then I think almost touched it on the way in, too. So funny goal, crazy goal but they all count, I guess.”
On the Capitals offense: “Yeah, I think it’s hockey’s pretty fun when you score 4,5,6,7,9 goals in a game, so I think we’ve been doing the right things to create those changes. And whether it’s off the rush or in the o-zone, we’ve had guys at the net and we’ve created a lot of chances… just got to keep getting guys to the net and shooting the puck.”
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On the turning point that led to a franchise record seven straight road wins: “Yeah, I think we just it was that western Canada road trip. It was our first long road trip of the year and the guys were away and we started to play well and that Edmonton game really turned our season around. I think we had, I don't know, 55 shots in that game, felt like we held a really good team to limited chances and felt like if we can do that against that team, then we can do it against most teams. And I feel like we’ve been doing that the last month.”
On dominating and recovering after a sloppy first period: “At least in the last couple we haven’t been playing our best in the first period, in turn, we’ve had a little bit of extra motivation coming into the second. Whether that’s Lavy letting us know that we weren't good enough or ourselves talking amongst each other letting each other know that’s not gonna cut it. But having said that, I think [it's] positive looking forward that we don't want to, but if we have a bad start, we know we have it in us to come back early in the second and not wait until late in the game to try and make a push.”
On delegating ice time and staying fresh for the second game of back-to-back at home: “Yeah very important on back-to-backs, especially when you’re travelling home. Sometimes it’s easier when you travel on the road on a back-to-back because you just go right to a hotel, up to your hotel room and kinda just lay in your bed for most of the day and do what you need to do. But it was important that it wasn’t too tight, so we don't have Ovi playing 22 minutes, and we should be fresh for tomorrow or as fresh as you can be at least on a back-to-back.”
On Washington recovering from slow starts: “I don’t know. I haven’t really been paying attention to the totals, but that’s a big number difference for sure. But probably just staying with it and getting to our game, and if you’re playing the right way, the tide eventually turns your way and that’s what’s happening to us as the games go along.”
On Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson closing in on their returns: “Yeah, I mean that’s gonna do nothing but boost the lineup. We've been watching how hard they’ve been working to get themselves ready to go and we can’t wait to get them back in the lineup.”