Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on from the ice after he fell during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on from the ice after he fell during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)