- The Washington Times - Monday, March 17, 2003


Seen and heard last nightat MCI Center:
INJURIES Two of the three Caps currently injured and unable to play skated during the non-contact pre-game drill. Coach Bruce Cassidy indicated that right wing Jaromir Jagr (cracked bone in wrist) might be closer to returning than left wing Kip Miller (bruised hand). Defenseman Brendan Witt (sore ribs) is scheduled to resume skating when the team practices tomorrow in Calgary. Defenseman Rick Berry and wing Alex Henry were the healthy scratches.
Meanwhile, Colorado center Peter Forsberg, injured Saturday against Detroit, missed the game with a charley horse but is not expected to be out long. He is third in the league in scoring with 88 points.
NOTHING PERSONAL It was at MCI Center that Patrick Roy became the all-time victory leader in the NHL when he won his 448th game two seasons ago but the goalie was just a spectator last night. Roy, 37, hasn't played both ends of back-to-back games in two years and last night's game was 24 hours after the Avalanche lost to Detroit.
Roy apparently had decided earlier in the year to retire after this season when Colorado and the goalie were not playing well but the play of both has improved and Roy is now reconsidering. He has a lifetime record of 544-314-130 that may never be equaled.
NOTES Robert Lang's assist gives him points in five straight games (2-5-7); he has points in 10 of his last 13. … Sergei Gonchar's goal was his 58th point of the season, one short of his career high set last season. … Washington has 81 points with nine games remaining; last season the team had 85 and missed the playoffs by two points. … The team departs tomorrow for Calgary and the start of its all-Canada road swing, visiting all six teams.
Dave Fay

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