That's a pretty hilarious stuff. Here's the link to that video interview with Mike Green (it's at the end).
Ovechkin: Green! Let's go!
Ovechkin: Interview! Let's go!
Mike Green doesn't move. He is still being interviewed with this bunch. Oveckin gets tired, comes to the crowd that surrounded Green, takes the microphone... The rest from AP (Apr. 12, 2008):
Having done just about everything else for the Washington Capitals - including win his first playoff game with a late third-period goal - Alex Ovechkin assumed the job of correspondent Saturday, taking a microphone and quizzing teammate Mike Green.
"How do you feel when I jump on you when you score second goal?'' the league MVP favorite asked.
"I get a little nervous when you chase me,'' Green answered.
"It was pretty sick, right?'' Ovechkin said with a big, toothy grin.
A few seconds later, the one with the mop of hair and scraggly beard (Ovechkin) and the one with the playoff mohawk (Green) were walking out of the locker room together. Goal-wise, they represented the entirety of Washington's comeback from a two-goal, third-period deficit in Friday night's 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1.
"You're only going to see that guy getting better and better through the playoffs,'' Capitals left wing Donald Brashear said.
Ovie-mania was on full display at the Capitals' practice facility. A woman sported a homemade "Mrs. Ovechkin" jersey, and two others wore self-designed "Russian machine never breaks" T-shirts. Several hundred fans packed the rink, making the place livelier than the Verizon Center in a midweek November game against Atlanta. Red balloons were everywhere, and no one could remember such a long line of customers outside the team's official store.
All-in-all, the Capitals couldn't be writing a better story. They put together seven consecutive must-wins to snatch a playoff berth at the end of the regular season, then overcame a two-goal deficit to win a playoff game - something that's never happened before in franchise history - with their emerging superstar capping the victory.
"It's not by design,'' veteran forward Sergei Fedorov said. "That's fantasy land.''
But there's a long way to go, as shown by this sobering stat from the Washington archives: The Capitals have lost a playoff series an astounding 12 out of 18 times after winning Game 1.
"I'm sure both teams are going to make adjustments,'' Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I think they felt they deserved to win, and if I was them I'd feel the same way in a lot of respects.''
Notes: Flyers LW Patrick Thoresen was released from the hospital after tests revealed no serious injury to his groin after blocking a shot in the third period. He said he might play Sunday. "The chance is there because there is nothing wrong right now,'' Thoresen said. "It's just a matter of pain. Right now it doesn't feel like I am ready to go because I am very sore.'' ... Flyers D Derian Hatcher (leg) said he won't play in Game 2 but is optimistic about Game 3 in Philadelphia on Tuesday. "I'll skate with the team Monday and we'll go from there,'' Hatcher said.
Here are the links to nice pix... The Frozen Moment (Game 1) and The Game One's Photo Gallery