[Many thanks to our good friend Dmitry Chesnokov for passing along the translation of Dmitry Shumin's interview with Alex Semin following last night's win over Boston.]
AS: "[The game-winning goal] happened quite easy. The puck was on the blue line, I took it, slid under my skates, ran forward and shot it without a thought."
DS: Why without a thought?
AS: "In our business fractions of a second decide everything. Actually I will start shooting more. I have a different style of play. But I have decided to change it a little."
DS: Why did the Capitals have a series of three losses recently?
AS: "We were winning a lot recently, haven't you noticed? But the team is not made of steel. Slumps happen. We lost three then. Now we won two. We are on a rise. Everything is good."
DS: Did you get upset that you were not invited to the All Star Game in Montreal?
AS: "I missed a lot [of games] due to injury. I wanted to go. But it turned out this way. There is nothing [you can do]."
DS: What will you do during this pause in the season?
AS: "I was thinking about going to Miami to get some rest. But I have decided to stay in Washington. My friends are here to visit me. I won't be bored."