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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, goes airborne while trying to shoot against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit,  Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, goes airborne while trying to shoot against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo)

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