A day after Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps used the Ottawa Senators' perceived lack of sportsmanship as motivation
to rally for their most impressive victory of the young season, the Senators are denying that any such behavior took place. Quoth captain Daniel Alfredsson
"We respect every team and we respect them a lot. I just think this is a case where Ovechkin's English isn't very good and he thought something happened that didn't."
added that he's "not sure Ovechkin knows what he's talking about." Fair enough and case closed. After all, one must master the English language to be able to properly interpret when an opponent is "chuckling" at you.