Karl Alzner’s dogs destroyed his house during triple-OT loss to Rangers (Picture)

Those of us who have dogs can totally understand what Karl Alzner was feeling on Wednesday night when he returned home to find that his dogs had gone on a destructive rampage. Do we know what it feels like to lose a triple-overtime game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? No, but we certainly can relate to coming home after a terrible day at work to find that our dog(s) must have been sniffing glue or something and decided to go hog wild on our living room.

On the bright side, at least someone was having fun while the Capitals were in the process of falling into a 2-1 series hole against the Rangers. From the look of it, the dogs managed to get their paws on some magazine pages, a slipper, some newspapers, and they even got some chewing action in on that red bag sitting on the chair. Karl may have had a night to forget, but his dogs will remember this one forever.

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Karl Alzner calls Milan Lucic a crybaby, could be in for a beating (Video)

Karl Alzner may earn respect from his teammates for standing up to Milan Lucic on Monday night, but he may have also signed himself up for a beating. During a chippy 4-3 Boston win that went back and forth all night, a scuffle broke out late in the third period. Per usual, Lucic was at the center of it. When Alzner came up behind him and put him in a headlock during the dust-up, Lucic was not pleased. He was even less pleased when Alzner called him a baby and made a crying gesture at him.

“I don’t even know what to say on my side to show I’m not a crybaby,” Lucic said after the game according to the Washington Post. “That’s a lot coming from a guy who I think has two roughing penalties in three years.”

Bruins reporter Joe Haggerty asked Chris Kelly about the incident after the game, and Kelly said he doesn’t think Lucic has ever cried and that he came out of the womb angry. He’s certainly angry now.

Good for Alzner for trying to be brave, but he has now officially infuriated the young man who was voted the toughest player in the NHL this season by his peers. When people drop the gloves with Lucic, stuff like this tends to happen. Alzner might want to throw in a couple extra sets of curls before he gets back on the ice.

H/T Deadspin