Washington Capitals Quote Recap


Nov 4, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing

Alex Ovechkin

(8) celebrates after assisting on a goal by Capitals center

Nicklas Backstrom

(19) against the Calgary Flames in the first period at Verizon Center. Ovechkin became the franchise

The Washington Capitals lost another close one to the Calgary Flames 4-3.

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Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals Franchise points leader after recording an assist in the first period.  Ovechkin also recorded a second point and also has a point in his last three years.

Here are the post game quotes from last nights game against the Flames.  Quotes taken from the Capitals Media Release.

"Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz on how his team played tonight…“I liked the way we played. I thought we played a really strong game. The only thing I’m disappointed in is the outcome. I’m not disappointed in the effort, I’m not disappointed in how we stuck together, our discipline, our demeanor, all that. I know you could see the disappointment on the faces when [Calgary] scored that goal but everybody was all-in tonight.” Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz on Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller…“You see [Flames goaltender Jonas] Hiller right at the end of the game, just a fantastic save. He’s been great (this season). Right now, if you ask the Calgary people, Hiller would be an obvious Vezina candidate and he was good tonight.”Washington Capitals forward Brooks Orpik on the work on the ice tonight…“That’s definitely uplifting. Some of those goals can be deflating and when you come back their strong shift and you get a goal the next shift, that picks those guys back up and gets the team into it. That last goal is a little deflating, just the way it went in, not much else you can do about it. We had guys in the right position, and it just takes a bad bounce. Easy to hang your head. I think you just have to come back tomorrow and keep working. The results will turn around here for us.” Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson on the play of the Capitals tonight…“I was proud of the guys. We really regrouped. We came in here, we wanted to win this game real bad, and they [Calgary] did a good job. They have been on the road, and they did a great job. They came in here and competed. They are a hard working team, and we matched that tonight. That’s the game of hockey – it’s an overtime loss and looking forward to the next one now.” Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin on the attitude and effort of the Capitals tonight…”No question about the effort. Everybody played hard, but sometimes luck is not on your side. In overtime, I think we had some pretty good chances, and they get one off of my stick and it goes in.” Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin on the comradery in the locker room…“This moment we stick together. Yeah, we are losing some games, yeah, we sometimes make some mistakes, but we still stick together. We fight through it together. It’s a good thing, right now it’s only like 12 games and we have that kind of slump. Maybe no luck, but we just have to stick with it, keep fighting and keep playing.”Capitals alumnus Peter Bondra on Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin passing him in points…“First of all, I hoped it would happen tonight because I am here and second thing, I am really hoping we win the game. I want to go to the locker room and shake Alex’s hand in person and congratulate him. We need to win tonight…I’m really happy for Alex. It’s well deserved. I’ve been watching him since he came in his first year here. He’s a really exciting player to watch and it was a matter of time. The last message from me was when he passed me in power play points and I told him what took you so long. It’s well deserved for him and he is the top NHLer in scoring. From now on, he is going to re-write Caps history, and congratulations to Alex and congratulations to D.C. Congratulations for the remaining of his career.”Capitals alumnus Peter Bondra on if he knew this was eventually going to happen…“You don’t think that way. Honestly, I don’t follow how many points you need or stuff like that. But of course it was going to happen. You watch him. He’s an unbelievable player. If you are not a hockey fan and you come just once in the building to watch the game, you’re going to say ‘who’s that, number 8.’ Just the way he plays is unbelievable. It was just a matter of time, maybe weeks for him in this case, but I’m happy for him, really I am.”Capitals alumnus Peter Bondra on one record Ovechkin won’t break – shorthanded goals…“We’ll have to see. I’m not sure, most likely, but he has to be on the penalty kill. Hopefully we’ll get there soon. Hey, I’m happy for him. I don’t know, it felt really great tonight. People recognized me, I was sitting with [Capitals owner] Ted [Leonsis]. I was like who’s the hero here, not me, definitely. They should pay more attention to Alex, not me. But it was great for fans to acknowledge Ted and I’m really happy to be here tonight. I hope we have the chance to go to the locker room and shake his hand in person.”Capitals alumnus Peter Bondra on his conversation with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis…                                 “We talked about the past. He asked me about how I got here in my first years, what type of guy I was, what type of player I was, and from day one when I got here I learned from my mistakes, and I’m happy to have grown up with this team and be a part of this organization for 14 years. I am living here and come to the games, you guys see me. Like I said, I’m really happy for Alex. If I was in his shoes, I probably wouldn’t think about the record. We need to win the game. He probably recognizes that. I’ve read a couple of articles that tonight is not about records. Tonight is about winning the game and getting two points and establishing a team on a winning record.”"