CAPITALS HEAD COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU:
(Re: Johnson’s performance): I thought he played great. He deserved a better fate. I thought that second goal was a little soft and it was a tough goal, but he kept us in with the point blank shots. We needed at least three of four tonight to win anyway.
(Re: First Period): They had 18 shots in the first period and kept on top of us. When you can’t get a shot on goal at even strength that means your team isn’t working hard enough. We didn’t get a shot on goal at even strength and the only three shots we got were by Alex Ovechkin.
CAPITALS FORWARD ALEXANDER OVECHKIN:
(Re: game recap): The Kings moved faster than us, with shooting and everything. We just didn’t get the puck to the net.
(Re: Hit by Brown): I didn’t hit him, he hit my ear. Just a guess, and I’ll watch the replay, but I think he didn’t see me, I went to the net and turned around and was hit.