Victory in the Lion’s Den: A Moment To Savor

Tarik’s¬†Washington Post¬†game file¬†today leads with, “After scoring his second goal of the game, Alex Ovechkin skated toward the corner boards at HSBC Arena, waving his arms in the air, imploring the capacity crowd to increase the volume . . . They did — and he loved every second of it.” Over at the Times, Corey’s game file is headlined,¬†”Victory for the villian.” Both files allude to Alexander Ovechkin’s bad-guy status in Buffalo –¬†likely made worse last night by his heroics.
There was something superbly schadenfreud-ish for a few fleeting seconds last night as AO skated toward¬†the HSBC plexiglass, victory virtually assured,¬†behind which was perched a confab of the stunned and Slug-sweatered. His arms were raised in triumph, his gaze fixed on them. We wondered what he might possibly have mouthed to them in those sweet seconds of triumph. Then we thought, why not invite our readers to offer up their ideas — the more creative, the better.
So have at it; just what might those sad eyes in their blue-slugged sweaters have lip-read from Ovie?

Ovechkin Celebrates #54 (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
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30 Responses to Victory in the Lion’s Den: A Moment To Savor

  1. Dean says:


  2. Mark Tucker says:

    “Keep booing”

  3. Nik B says:

    “I dooo it foh yoooo… I dooo it foh Rahshaaa….!”

  4. The Peerless says:

    mmmm…snail taste good.

  5. NS2NOVA says:

    Isn’t it obvious… He said “It’s good to be OVIE!”

  6. TG says:

    “Why do you still boo me? Briere dumped this town as fast as he could and I’m the villan?”
    Oh. Wait. You said what did he SAY, not what was he THINKING.
    “Briere who?”

  7. SovSport says:

    “I must break you!”
    Ivan Drago (c)

  8. Gmann says:

    Though I’m a bit rusty at lip-reading, I believe what Ovie said was:
    “Suck it, Trebek!!”

  9. “Russian Machine is a sabre through your minor league town hearts.”

  10. Strikeman says:

    “Tonights the Night”

  11. usiel says:

    “Did that blow your mind? Because that just happened.”
    Ricky Bobby (c)

  12. Mott Shanks says:

    “If you are here marveling at me…who is guarding your trailers?”

  13. Dan says:

    “Do you like apples?”
    “How’d you like them apples!”

  14. “Excuse me while I whip this out.”
    Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles

  15. Victor says:

    “You have the right to remain silent…and all that other $#!+”
    Joe Don Baker in Final Justice

  16. Vogs says:


  17. pgreene says:

    smile. you love me. you love me.
    (loosely paraphrased from parker posey’s all time best role ever in dazed and confused, the fry like bacon scene).

  18. vt caps fan says:

    The line to get out of this craphole starts here.

  19. Gmann says:

    “If l was in your shoes…I’d be–
    Leaving!! What a good idea!”

  20. pepper says:

    “Buffalo is the new Omsk!”

  21. MulletMan says:

    How do you like me now!

  22. J Kim says:

    I just crapped my pants,..and I’m not even at the game, It just happened because I live in Buffalo NY.

  23. Jimmy Jazz says:

    I believe he said something to the effect of:
    “The Russian Machine vill bury you.”

  24. bill ball says:

    “Suck it, Trebec”

  25. SovSport says:

    Hell yeah!

  26. Steven says:

    “I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!”

  27. Nicki says:

    Escargots- it’s what’s for dinner!

  28. SYF says:

    Ovechkin: “So this is love? Oh I need your loving…”
    [thanks to Van Halen]

  29. Ovie says:
    Lets go Buffalo?
    Your logo looks like escargot!

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