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Ovechkin netted his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season Friday night against Carolina, becoming the sixth-fastest player in NHL history to score 400.
Capitals center/left wing Brooks Laich says he's hoping to return to the lineup as early as Monday night against Bruce Boudreau and the Anaheim Ducks.
Suddenly, playing junior hockey for the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League seems like a long time ago. Wilson is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds — "a 19-year-old kid in a 40-year-old man's body," said teammate Joel Ward — and the competition in the OHL was no match for him. But for now his role with Caps is intentionally simple.