The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2, tonight. Jets' defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Winnipeg was able to prevent another Washington comeback.
After a full-speed collision abruptly ended his practice on Friday, should the Capitals take a cautious approach with Alex Ovechkin?
With a win tonight in Winnipeg the Capitals would move six points ahead of the Jets in the race for the eighth playoff spot.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice after an open-ice collision with teammate Mike Knuble today at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
His return may not be imminent, but just the thought of Nicklas Backstrom coming back this season should give the Caps a burst of optimism.