- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SEEN AND HEARD AT VERIZON CENTER

Fans of the Washington Capitals have kept tabs on the London Knights this season primarily because of John Carlson, the team’s second first-round pick in the 2008 draft. Well, former Caps captain Dale Hunter has another player who is property of his former organization, and he is also performing at a high level.

Justin Taylor, a sixth-round pick in 2007, has 18 goals and 38 points in 35 games for the Knights, one of the top teams in the Ontario Hockey League. Taylor also leads the team with 73 penalty minutes and sports a plus-14 rating.

London, annually a contender for the league title, has the second-most points in the OHL. It is also possible that Taylor and Carlson will be getting a much-publicized teammate in the coming days.

There have been rumors of a possible deal between London and the Oshawa Generals involving John Tavares, who is fresh off an MVP performance at the world junior championships. Oshawa denied a report that the deal was done, but the trade could make London a favorite to represent the OHL in the Memorial Cup, awarded to the top junior team from the Ontario, Quebec and Western leagues.

Corey Masisak

BY THE NUMBERS

363 Career points for Alex Ovechkin, tying him with Adam Oates for 15th on the Caps’ all-time list.

67 Games played for the Caps by defensemen who started the season with Hershey. Last season Washington needed seven - all from Sami Lepisto.

THREE STARS

Jose Theodore

Has only allowed seven goals in his past five starts

Martin Biron

The Caps should have been ahead by two or three goals after 20 minutes

Viktor Kozlov

Scored Caps’ only goal in the shootout

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