There was some dispute afterwards, but by my count Team Theodore successfully completed a second-half rally to defeat Team Johnson, 12-10, in the Caps outdoor scrimmage at Chevy Chase Club.
There were two 15-minutes halves, and Team Johnson, led by some stellar saves by the captain, had a 4-1 lead at the break before mayhem ensued in the second session.
Here’s all you need to know about this 3-on-3 free-for-all: Donald Brashear had a hat trick and he was upstaged by John Erskine, who had at least a FIVE-POINT NIGHT (three goals and two primary assists).
There were a lot of people crowded around the rink, and some of them were probably kids of famous people. Most of the media were on a porch at one end of the rink. Standing about four people down from me — none other than the Chief Justice of the United States, the honorable John Roberts, and his wife.
Just a quick note from my story in tomorrow’s paper about the recent problems with the special teams, Caps coach Bruce Boudreau said he wants the team to lobby the league to change Mike Green’s goal against Boston to be a power-play marker.
His reason: Upon reviewing the tape of the game, he believes that the goal came with one second left on the penalty to Marc Savard and the scoreboard operator at TD BankNorth Garden let two extra seconds run off, thereby making it an even strength goal. Given how few he has this year, Green might actaully want it to remain a 5-on-5 tally, but Boudreau said he is in charge of the PP and he wants his unit to be No. 1 by the end of the season.