Monday, November 2, 2009

Rick Nash is so good...

I saw this excerpt from Tom Reed's coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets - Washington Capitals game and had to share:
In overtime, Jackets forward Jake Voracek drove to the net and drew an interference penalty on Brian Pothier at 1:33, setting up a 4-on-3 advantage. Umberger won the faceoff, went to the net and absorbed three whacks from defenseman Tom Poti before taking a perfect Rick Nash pass from the right corner.
"Nasher told me before the faceoff that if he got the puck that I should put my stick in the crease, I swear to God, and he put it there," Umberger said.
Some call their shots, Nash apparently calls his assists. The captain finished with a goal and two assists.
He called his own assist.  In the chaos on ice that is NHL hockey, amplified by the frantic defense offered up by the opposition during a power play, Nash called his own assist.  Wow.  That man is one special hockey player.

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