“They made some adjustments, so we’ll have to adjust now.” – Karl Alzner
“We knew it was going to be a tough series. They played really well these last two games and there is some stuff we need to work on. It’s a three-game series now. We still have home-ice advantage.” – Braden Holtby
“We’re going home to play with our fans in our building. It’s going to be, I hope, much better for us.” – Alex Ovechkin
Here’s more from Ovi’s goatee:
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Nats fans came with it tonight. We appreciate it. #steak
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) May 9, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Stephen Strasburg, when told he has pitched to seven different catchers in his pro career:
“I’ll say this. In college, I threw to one guy. We were on the same page – he was the best man at my wedding. It seemed like it helped me out a lot. But I haven’t had the luxury of really developing a relationship with one catcher over the other. That’s just the nature of it.”
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Here’s Harper’s solo shot from last night.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Tigers at Nats, 4:05 on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.
NATS FAN OF THE DAY
Judy Koenick attended Bank of America’s annual meeting in Charlotte on Wednesday to voice her disapproval of some of the bank’s practices, but had to leave early so she wouldn’t miss the Nats game. “Jordan Zimmermann is more important than this meeting.” Word.