- The Washington Times - Monday, February 10, 2003


Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
JAGR HONORED Capitals right wing Jaromir Jagr was honored before the game for scoring his 500th NHL goal. He recorded the historic marker Feb.4 with three goals against the Lightning in Tampa, Fla. He is the 33rd player in league history to get 500 goals.
Three of the team's owners Ted Leonsis, Jack Davies and Raul Fernandez as well as general manager George McPhee, presented the right wing with a framed game sheet and puck from the contest, a piece of Tiffany Crystal from the NHL and a silver stick in his pattern, the latter the symbol of hockey excellence.
Last night was the 931st NHL game for Jagr, who turns 31 on Saturday. He has 500 goals, 720 assists, 1,220 points, two Stanley Cup rings (with Pittsburgh) and an Olympic championship and a world championship while playing for his native Czech Republic.
RESTING AT HOME Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois was warming up for the Maple Leafs game Saturday night in Toronto when he suddenly felt pains in his chest. He was taken to a Toronto hospital and admitted to the cardiac unit, where a thorough examination revealed no apparent heart damage.
The defenseman was released yesterday morning. He returned to his Montreal home and could practice as soon as today. A team spokesman, quoting a Canadiens team doctor, said the pain "could have been caused by anything," but the heart appeared to be normal.
Brisebois is the team leader in ice time, averaging 23:55 minutes.
WHERE'S YVON? Where has former Caps first-rounder Yvon Corriveau gone? A story about former NHL coach Pierre Page that appeared in yesterday's Calgary (Alberta) Herald sheds some light on that mystery.
Page, a veteran of more than one NHL team and a few others elsewhere, is now coaching the Berlin Eisbaeren in the German Elite League. Among the players on his first-place club are Corriveau, the Caps' top pick in 1985 (19th overall no less). Corriveau played twice for the Caps, totaling 146 games with 23 goals and 41 points.
Dave Fay

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