If you're looking for evidence that the Washington Capitals are drawing motivation for their late-season resurgence from a desire to make the critics eat their words, look no further than Mike Green.
Way back on March 30, with Green having scored just one goal in 11 games and only 3 on the season, he received an unkind tweet from a Capitals fan that questioned his interest in winning:
@greenlife52 looks like he could absolutely care less. Beyond time for him to go
— Amanda (@amandacastlee) March 31, 2013
Later that day, Green scored the game-winner with under a minute to go in the Capitals 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Then, shortly after the game, feeling the goal was only part of the response, Green responded to Amanda's tweet:
You should put your foot in your mouth @amandacastlee love people like you and wish you all the best #Caps #winning — Mike Green (@GreenLife52) March 31, 2013
[I]Suck on that Amanda