The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to close out their series against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon inside the Nassau Coliseum. Should the Capitals win Game 6, the doors will officially close on the arena and the Isles will officially call Brooklyn home.
Alex Ovechkin was asked about the opportunity to close out the Coliseum with a victory and he had a pretty great answer.
Asked Alex Ovechkin about closing Nassau Coliseum: 'It's our job, you know?. … I'm going to probably take a chair.' #CapitalsTalk
— Chuck Gormley (@ChuckGormleyCSN) April 24, 2015
That’s a pretty confident answer even for Ovechkin. The Islanders could extend their time in the Coliseum with wins in Game 6 and Game 7, but Ovechkin believes his club will wrap things up in six.
Leave it to Ovechkin to take an ordinary question and turn it into a hilarious quote. Isles fans took exception to Ovechkin’s remark, but that’s not entirely fair since fans started stealing chairs back in Game 3. Ovie might be poking fun at the situation, but Islanders fans actually followed through and stole chairs with home games still on the schedule.