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Before Alex Ovechkin won Thursday night's game in overtime for the Washington Capitals, Alexander Semin could have. He had a Grade-A chance in the slot and couldn't bury it.
By standing pat at the trade deadline, Capitals general manager George McPhee basically is saying to the team, "Show me what you've got."
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was forced to the press box at Scotiabank Place on Wednesday night, the first game he missed with injury this season. Watching his team lose to the Ottawa Senators was predictably difficult for Ovechkin, forced out with a lower-body injury, as he was not able to skate full-blast in recent days.
Mike Green has missed 47 games with ankle and groin injuries. Nicklas Backstrom has missed 22 with a concussion. That's a lot for the Washington Capitals to be missing, though playing without stars has become something of a norm.
Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson never got to enjoy a gold-medal celebration at the world junior championships. In two appearances, including one in which he served as captain of Sweden, he won silver and bronze.
Once again, a young Russian winger with a "C" on his sweater is attracting intense scrutiny from the Washington Capitals' brass at the world junior championships.
Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Dennis Wideman scored in a 2:53 span of the third period, erasing a 2-0 deficit and leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.