- The Washington Times - Monday, February 5, 2007

Yesterday at Verizon Center


“I know we haven’t been here in a week, but I think maybe they just forgot to tighten some of the screws from the basketball game last night. I’ve never experienced that.”

— Caps goalie Olie Kolzig on the delays caused by trouble with the glass

“It’s just terrible. Come on now — this rink is not that old. It’s not like it’s the USAir Arena.”

— Islanders defenseman Brendan Witt, a former Caps player


Francois Bouchard, the Caps’ second-round selection (No. 35 overall) in the 2006 draft, scored two goals Friday night to help Baie-Comeau defeat Val-d’Or 5-4 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Bouchard, a right wing who turns 19 in April, is the scoring leader in the “Q” with 105 points in 50 games. He has 37 goals and a league-leading 68 assists for the Drakkar (Viking Ship).

— Corey Masisak

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