- The Washington Times - Monday, February 3, 2003

SUNRISE, Fla. Doug Weight, the center for the injury-plagued St. Louis Blues, was injured early in the third period of the All-Star Game yesterday when he was hit on the left ankle by a slap shot fired by Vancouver defenseman Ed Jovanovski.
Weight hobbled to the bench and had to be assisted to the dressing room. The injury was described as a bruise, but he was taken for X-rays.
Roy ties Sawchuk
Colorado goalie Patrick Roy made his 11th All-Star appearance yesterday, tying the late Terry Sawchuk for second place all time. The all-time leader is Glen Hall, who appeared in 13 of the games from 1955 through 1969.
Roy will be fined by the league for failing to meet with the media Friday. The league offered no explanation, but Roy told one writer he didn't think it was mandatory.
Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh, who was traded to Anaheim by Florida on Thursday and promptly disappeared even though South Florida fans stuffed the ballot box at the last minute to ensure he would start, turned up for the game and played for the Eastern Conference. He had to be coaxed out of his hiding place by Ducks general manager Bryan Murray, who said Ozolinsh told him he was embarrassed by being traded that close to the game.
Youth is served
Dany Heatley, who spent two years at the University of Wisconsin before turning pro, had five points (four goals, one assist) in yesterday's game. That left him tied with six other players, including former Caps Adam Oates (one goal, four assists in 1991) and Mike Gartner (four goals, one assist in 1993), but one short of Mario Lemeiux's record six from 1988.
Heatley turned 22 just 12 days ago and is the youngest player in All-Star Game history to record a hat trick. Wayne Gretzky was one day older when he scored four goals Feb.8, 1983, when the game was staged at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
No penalties?
Amazing as this is going to sound, referees Dennis LaRue and Dan O'Halloran did not detect a single infraction during yesterday's All-Star Game. It was the 21st time in the 53 years of the noncontact event that no power-play goals were scored. The league does not keep track of how many times the game has been played without a penalty.
Gartner still No. 1
In March 1989, the Washington Capitals said they traded Mike Gartner because he was getting on in years and had lost a step. Seven years later he won the NHL's fastest skater competition for the second time and did it in the fastest time ever.
Seven years after Gartner's fastest turn of the rink in 1996, his record time of 13.386 still stands as the best ever. Marian Gabonik of Minnesota won the race Saturday night with a time of 13.713.

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