September 20, 2014

Washington Capitals Game 12 Postgame Audio: Oates, Ovechkin & more

Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein

The Washington Capitals finally broke out of their season-long scoring slump, dropping five on the Florida Panthers in the shutout win, raising their record to 3-8-1. The Caps got two goals by Troy Brouwer and one apiece from Alex Ovechkin, Matthieu Perreault and Joel Ward, his team-leading sixth of the year.

“I had a feeling right away that we were going to play well,” Ovechkin said. “Everybody was focusing and not joking around. That’s how we have to play. The first goal was huge for us. The whole team was better. We didn’t give them any easy breaks and Holts [Braden Holtby] made some big saves.”

Holtby didn’t have to do a whole lot of heavy lifting as the Caps D made sure there wasn’t a whole lot of traffic in front on him. Florida was at the end of a four-game road trip.

“The traffic in front of the net tonight was non-existent today,” Holtby said. “Our D (defense) and our forwards really took it to heart this last little while that we need to bear down on our end and it was outstanding tonight. We’re going to need that to keep moving forward.”

To hear Adam Oates’ comments about the win, plus Ovechkin, Holtby, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, please click the links below.

02-09-13 Adam Oates Postgame RAW

02-09-13 Alex Ovechkin Postgame RAW

02-09-13 Braden Holtby Postgame RAW

02-09-13 Jason Chimera Postgame RAW

02-09-13 Joel Ward Postgame RAW

02-09-13 Troy Brouwer Postgame RAW

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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