- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 7, 2002

Seen and heard last night at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.:
VETERAN CAP Right wing Ulf Dahlen, who thought his NHL career had ended when the Chicago Blackhawks bought him out in 1997, played in his 900th game. He played two years in his native Sweden after his brief stay in Chicago ended and joined the Washington Capitals three years ago.
He was the Caps' leading scorer for much of the first half until he injured a foot and missed 14 games. Going into the game, the all-around forward had 282 NHL goals and 613 points. He has 21 goals and 47 points for the Caps this season.
LOOK WHO'S BACK Defenseman Todd Rohloff was recalled from the Portland (Maine) Pirates for the third time this season. Rohloff, 28, has appeared in 16 games and will be used in an insurance role for the rest of the season.
WELCOME BACK After years of playing before a half-filled Nassau Coliseum on good nights the New York Islanders are putting people in the seats again. Of course, it helps that the long-suffering team is winning again and is even a long shot to win the Atlantic Division if Philadelphia continues to falter. Some say it also doesn't hurt to have pretty, shapely skating cheerleaders named the Ice Girls.
When the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime a few days ago, it gave the team a record of 38-27-8-4 guaranteeing its first winning season since 1992-93.
Dave Fay

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