Can the NHL really have an All-Star Weekend without Alex Ovechkin taking part in a breakaway challenge?
When Capitals defenseman Dennis Widemans phone rang and he heard general manager George McPhees voice on the other end, his mind started racing.
The debate is over. Or has it just begun?
Tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will reach the halfway mark of the 2011-12 season.
The pleasant memories generated by a four-game Caps win streak were dashed by this visit to California. The Capitals lost momentum in San Jose Saturday and did not regain it in Los Angeles.