Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom jostled with teammate Jay Beagle and said he's happy with his progress.
Ovi was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week after scoring six goals and helping the Capitals earn six of a possible eight points.
Alex Ovechkin turned in the hustle play of the year against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward skated hard for the Capitals and could be back as early as Thursday night in Boston.
Braden Holtby stopped all 28 shots to lead the Capitals to their biggest win of the season.