"With [Redden and Rozsival], one of the key things in their game, they were willing to take a hit to make a play, protected the puck well and we were probably more successful with them getting out of our end zone," coach John Tortorella said Thursday after a short meeting with his club before giving the players the day off. "Their game was really good. That's why they ended up with the minutes. Reds and Rosy really stabilized us when they were coming at us pretty hard." - Newsday
Really? I left the game wondering if the reason that Redden has taken so much heat this year is because he's paired up with Rozsival. Every time I've seen Rozsival this season I've thought to myself, "What's the deal? He looks like crap out there." Getting beat clean on two separate occasions (one by Ovechkin and one by Semin) on Wednesday didn't have me any higher on him.
If I'm Rozy and I hear Brandon Dubinsky say "Defensemen in this league are too good. ... They don't get beat one-on-one, I mean, ever." I'm thinking "STFU dude!" Because A) we saw it a lot on Wednesday and B) you know if you get highlight-reeled by Ovechkin or Semin for GWG later in the series that quote's gonna re-appear on every Caps blog and half the newspaper game recaps with your picture right above it.