At Penguins pracitce yesterday, several players and coach Dan Bylsma talked about the ways the Caps help Alex Ovechkin get open — and claimed they are setting illegal picks to do it.
Well, Bruce Boudreau doesn’t see it that way.
Let’s roll the tape…
“I agree, there was a lot of interference but most of it was done by them,” Boudreau said. “I mean it is so funny. It really is. When we were pre-scouting these guys, one of the things we were talking about is how many picks Matt Cooke throws everywhere. If you look, I know he’s whining about the [Caps’ third] goal, but if you look every face-off they won he interfered with our guy going to the net.
“It’s just jockeying and whining — that’s enough of it.”
As for the decision to fine and not suspend Chris Kunitz for his hit on Simeon Varlamov:
“It is the league’s decision,” Boudreau said. “We thought it should have been more, but we’re not going to lose sleep over it.”