- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson OK after camp collision
Alex Ovechkin is OK. So is Marcus Johansson. The forwards collided during the Washington Capitals’ scrimmage Tuesday against the Reading Royals of the ECHL, but both returned to action and didn’t appear to suffer any injuries.
Ovechkin needed to be attended to by trainer Greg Smith in the locker room for a cut on his chin, but the captain laughed about the incident afterward.
“My mouth was bleeding so I had to go to Smitty’s room and check it out if I lose more tooth or not,” Ovechkin said. “I lose my breathing because I didn’t see him and I hit helmet with my mouth. But then I can’t breathe, I start screaming. But after that couple seconds, I feel pretty good.”
“Everyone in the building went pretty quiet,” forward Tom Wilson said. “That was definitely scary for a second as they both went down. It was good to see them get up.”
Ovechkin is trying out right wing after a career on the left side. He conceded that played a role in the collision.
“I was on the right side and you know it’s kind of something new for me, crossing [at a] different angle,” Ovechkin said. “So I don’t know whose fault it is, but I don’t feel pretty good after that.”
At the time, though, it was a big deal.
“I think that that woke everybody up,” coach Adam Oates said. “That, ‘Oh, yeah, I guess we got to pay attention.’”
“I just think that’ll evolve,” Oates said. “He’ll learn. He’s a smart guy. He’ll learn it very fast.”
Wilson was a late invitee to Caps training camp because at 18 years old and with plenty of established NHL forwards on hand, the first-round pick seemed to need something stunning to happen to make the team.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- WHYNO: Tomas Vokoun gets unexpected Stanley Cup shot with Penguins
- Brandon Meriweather, Redskins' secondary ready for bounceback year
- Kirk Cousins embraces role as Redskins' offseason starter as RG3 rehabs from injury
- Capitals notes: Realignment won't prompt roster remake
- Despite Caps' first-round playoff exit, Adam Oates' first season as coach left a positive taste
Latest Blog Entries
- Redskins injury updates (5/23): WR Pierre Garcon, CB Josh Wilson each had labrum surgery
- Capitals 'love' Matt Hendricks, but how much?
- Wojtek Wolski signs in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League
- Tom Poti won't return to Capitals, plans to continue his NHL career
- Is Tom Wilson ready to be a regular for Capitals?
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- Critics rail against liberal bias for commencement speakers
- Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'
- EDITORIAL: More Lerner smoking-gun emails at IRS
- EDITORIAL: Republicans finally fight back in phony 'war on women'
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.