- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center

By the numbers

100 Games played by Brooks Laich in his NHL career. He scored a short-handed goal against the Penguins, his third score in four games.

Seen and heard

Washington fans are learning the art of ballot stuffing but maybe not quickly enough. Alex Ovechkin has moved up to No. 2 among Eastern Conference forwards with 289,470 votes, but he is still 230,598 votes behind Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin watch

The left wing was named one of the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Sunday. Ovechkin had one goal and six assists as the Caps won two out of three.

— Dave Fay

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