Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left the ice after an open-ice collision with teammate Mike Knuble today at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
News and notes as the Capitals prepare for their 1 p.m. puck drop in Bostons TD Garden:
There are 27 games remaining in the regular season and the Capitals record under Dale Hunter three games over .500 at 16-13-4 -- is no better than it was under Bruce Boudreau (12-9-1).
Usually at this time of year, Alex Ovechkin is getting off a plane after a long and demanding All-Star weekend filled with interview demands and autograph requests.
When Capitals defenseman Dennis Widemans phone rang and he heard general manager George McPhees voice on the other end, his mind started racing.