Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason  is checked into the boards by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin during the first period Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason is checked into the boards by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin during the first period Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)