Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice after an open-ice collision with teammate Mike Knuble today at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Sidelined since Jan. 3 with a concussion, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has returned to his native Sweden to spend time with his family and is expected to remain there until Sunday.
Nicklas Backstrom hosted the Capitals Super Bowl party at his home on Sunday.
Like Alan May and Jeremy Roenick, I grew up on old-time hockey.
I love watching a good scrap; I believe in paybacks and there is nothing sweeter than a clean, hard, bone-crushing check.
The debate is over. Or has it just begun?