ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, keeps the puck away from Ottawa Senators' Sergei Gonchar (55), also of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.

Photo by: Jacquelyn Martin

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, keeps the puck away from Ottawa Senators' Sergei Gonchar (55), also of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010.