Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals tied up their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders on a thrilling overtime goal by Nicklas Backstrom. Or was it?
Upon replay of the goal, it appears the puck might have gone off of the Caps’ Joel Ward or maybe even the Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk.
After the game, CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley broached the subject with Ward to try to get a definitive answer on who actually scored the goal.
“[Backstrom] shot it and I kind of spun towards it to kind of make a play on it,” Ward said. Then with a coy smile he concluded, “It went in.”
When Gormley asked if the puck hit a certain body part, Ward avoided the question, “It went in. It went in and we won. We’re just happy to keep [this series] moving. It doesn’t matter who scores, Chuck.”
I’m guessing Wardo is not being forthright so Backstrom can keep the goal. I love these guys.
Later, Gormley asked Ward if he thanked God for having the, uh, perfect body for screening goalies.
What an exchange.
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