- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 24, 2002

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
SAY AGAIN? Detroit Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek, as quoted by Grant Kerr in the Toronto Globe and Mail: "In a tournament like [the Olympics], there's no chance to win if you don't play like a team. Everybody played for the team [in Nagano, Japan], even Jaromir Jagr. He was one of the players we didn't know what to expect. He contributed to the defense … and that's why we won the gold medal."
WHAT'S NEXT The Canadiens have had a long and glorious history, but until the last few days no goalie for Montreal had recorded assists in back-to-back games. Jose Theodore did it against Tampa Bay and Florida. He is also the only goalie in NHL history to score a goal and earn a shutout in the same game, which he did last season against the New York Islanders.
SICKENING The Caps had seven men out with injuries, matching the season high set on more than one occasion. The latest to join the list is center/wing Dainius Zubrus, who used his foot to block a shot Tuesday night in Atlanta and is day-to-day with a bruised foot. Earlier, rookie defenseman J.F. Fortin sustained what is being described as an upper body muscle pull and is expected to miss two weeks.
It was hoped that defenseman Ken Klee, out four games with a groin pull, would be back for last night's game, but he experienced sharp pain while trying to skate Monday and is not back to day-to-day status.
Dave Fay


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