We at Distinct Kicking Motion were able to catch up with Washington Capital’s sniper Alexander Semin following their overtime victory against the Boston Bruins today. Semin’s overtime goal was the difference-maker in this matinee affair. Here are some of Semin’s comments following the game:
DKM: Alex, you were named the game’s first star. How does it feel against a top Eastern Conference opponent like Boston?
AS: Well I like the Boston Bruins and respect the Boston Bruins. Boston Bruins is a team to play against, and today we did. We did until four to three. Final score.
DKM: Could you go over that final goal there? Did you see something with Thomas’ positioning, or was it just plain luck?
AS: Well, it is such a long game for me. The long shift made me breathe very hard, so I just shoot from far. It got lucky and Boston Bruins did not stop it. I wear the white jersey and that help when puck makes the flight.
DKM: How would you rate your team’s play today?
AS: My teammates say happy things to me. And coach smiling often. I play good to my ability. I sometimes am Donald Brashear but today I am me, scoring goals.
DKM: Describe your individual play today.
AS: I am having a tripping penalty in second frame, but we are okay.
DKM: Any comments on Sidney Crosby?
AS: Yes. He cannot be good any longer. He is old fry, not news to me, or to Russia. Next time I come into Pittsburgh Penguins, I can be taking fight against Crosby.
DKM: Thank you for your time, Alex.
AS: It is honour and pleasure for you to see me.
For the record, Distinct Kicking Motion’s NHL insider, The Bench Boss, made a near-perfect prediction on this game, only making an incorrect team pick in a hotly contested 4-3 overtime victory for the Caps.