- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2002

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
TICKETS READY The Caps said ticket packages for playoff rounds 1 and 2 (a package consists of one ticket to potentially eight home games during the first two rounds) will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday and will be available through www.washingtoncaps.com and Ticketmaster outlets. The date and time of the sale of individual game tickets was not announced.
HE'S BACK Sebastien Charpentier, drafted 93rd overall in 1995 by the Caps, was called up and will serve as the team's third goalie for the rest of the season, giving starter Olie Kolzig the opportunity to rest during practices. Charpentier backed up for two games during February but has never appeared in an NHL game.
Charpentier played this season with the Portland (Maine) Pirates of the American Hockey League, where he was 20-18-10 with a goals-against of 2.67 and a saves percentage of .923. The Pirates were eliminated from playoff consideration earlier this week, which allowed the Caps to bring up Charpentier.
Maxime Ouellet, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia on March 19, will be in net for the remainder of Portland's games this week. The Caps loaned veteran goalie Corey Hirsch to Philadelphia in March because the Flyers' AHL team was shorthanded.
HE'S GONE The NHL considers it a very definite no-no when a player who is sent to the penalty box for being a bad actor decides to leave without permission and engage in more illegal activity, especially when it involves roughing up the officials.
Tampa Bay left wing Andre Roy did not play for the Lightning, won't play again this season and will miss the first six games of next season. He was suspended for 13 games by the NHL for leaving the penalty box (an automatic 10-gamer) and physical abuse of an official (an automatic three-gamer).
It's not that Roy was in unknown territory. He had previously spent 211 minutes in penalty boxes this season before his series of transgressions against the New York Rangers on April 1.
Dave Fay


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