Thom Loverro: ‘Raw’ antics shadowing pivotal game
Morrisonn pleaded innocent.
“I am just getting ready to play Game 7,” Morrisonn said. “I didn’t do it, so I am not really worried about it. I don’t know what to say. I didn’t do that. I am just getting ready to play Game 7.”
Bruce “The Brain” Boudreau didn’t take kindly to the biting allegation.
“I get so ticked off when I hear that,” he said. “Shaone doesn’t know what the heck they are talking about, and I don’t either. I looked at it from every different angle, and I didn’t see a thing. To me, it’s a moot point, and let’s move on. He steadfastly denied doing anything, and he’s angry.”
Morrisonn was coming to the aid of Green when the incident supposedly occurred.
“I am not sure what that was all about,” Green said. “I’ve seen Shaone’s eye. There is definitely a gouge there, a poke or something. I was lying on the ground, so I didn’t see it.”
Anything about hockey or how the Caps came back from a 3-1 deficit to even the series?
“Hockey and sports is strange,” Bruce “The Brain” Boudreau said. “Sometimes great shots don’t go in, and sometimes shots that shouldn’t go in, go in. I think we got lucky on a couple, Matt Bradley a couple of games ago. Other times we made good plays. In the first four games nothing went in, and in the last couple of games they started to go in.”
And sometimes, all the biting, gouging, punching, bottle tossing and name calling don’t matter - like in a Game 7 of a Stanley Cup playoff series. Often, it is greatness that determines the outcome of such contests.
Wednesday morning, people will be talking about Alex Ovechkin, how he cut through all the WWE debris and put on a performance worthy of the best player on the planet to win Game 7.
“If we win, we go forward,” Ovechkin said. “If we lose, we go back. The opportunity that we have right now, it’s huge. We just have to beat them again.”