There was a little bit of funny business at the end of tonight's Capitals-Rangers game, and as usual, it involved Sean Avery.
Avery was apparently trying to stir something up toward the end of the game, but wasn't having any luck chatting up netminder Simeon Varlamov, who from all accounts doesn't speak any English.
Here is Craig Custance's account:
Boudreau said Avery picked the wrong guy to trash talk because the 20-year-old Russian can't understand a lick of it. "He's trying to stir it up with a guy who doesn't know what he's talking about," Boudreau said.
There was less than three minutes left in the game, and Avery chucked a punch into Varlamov's Hershey Bears themed mask and got tossed out. In all, he had 18 minutes in penalties, played 16:28 and was minus one.
Varlamov, on the other hand, was phenomenal.