Capitals star Alex Ovechkin doesn't have top numbers, as his 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) had him tied for 46th among forwards entering Thursday's games. But his presence in the All-Star Game takes on added significance with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby sidelined. (Associated Press)

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin doesn't have top numbers, as his 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) had him tied for 46th among forwards entering Thursday's games. But his presence in the All-Star Game takes on added significance with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby sidelined. (Associated Press)