Saturday night, Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues in his final game of the season. The clutch scoars gave the Russian machine his seventh 50-goal season. It also pushed Nicklas Backstrom, who assisted on all three Ovechkin goals, to the 50-assist plateau for the sixth time in his career.
On the plane ride home, Ovechkin posted a selfie of himself and Backy. “50 goals 50 assists !!!not bad!!💪😂,” Ovechkin wrote on Instagram.
An hour later, former Capital Brooks Laich left them a comment that you need to see.
A “couple of Terry’s?” I, a person who is somewhat up-to-date on hockey lingo, has no idea what this means. So it’s time for another edition of RMNB investigates.
After the Caps’ first postseason practice on Tuesday, RMNB’s Chris Gordon spoke to defenseman Nate Schmidt at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Schmidt credited last year’s “My Man!” originator, Alex Ovechkin.
“Ovi said it one day and I can’t remember the context,” Schmidt said laughing. “It just kind of stuck around. I just remember everybody saying it after that. It’s like an inside joke. It’s random that it just kind of caught on. You know Ovi. Sometimes he’ll say something and guys’ll give crap for it.”
My best guess is that a “couple of Terry’s” means that guys look like doofuses. Leave it to Ovi though to continue to push the boundaries of the English language.
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