Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin  slams into Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as defenseman Justin Faulk closes in during first period, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Photo by: Richard Lipski

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin slams into Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as defenseman Justin Faulk closes in during first period, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)