Praise? Little for Fehr

Posted October 11, 2010

It was difficult to realize that Eric Fehr earned the game’s no. 1 star during Monday’s post game. His goal and assist during regulation seemed to go unnoticed by the media after Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Caps a 3-2 win against Ottawa.

As the locker room opened up to the media, Fehr sat by himself, removing his gear. Reporters went to Mike Green, Ovechkin and others. Ted Leonsis stopped by, high-fived him, and introduced him to the Wizards’ Yi Jianlian, who attended his first hockey game. Fehr then signed an autograph for a young fan and once again sat by himself.

Typically, the player of the game gets interviewed.

“I was able to get a few shots on goal and whenever I get that accomplished, it’s a good game,” Fehr said.

Mission accomplished. Fehr led the team with four shots on net, while playing nearly nine fewer minutes than Ovechkin.

During the press conference, Coach Bruce Boudreau didn’t see anything out of the ordinary with Fehr. “When Eric gets a goal, it’s what he’s supposed to do. He’s a goal scorer.”

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