Alexander Ovechkin may be on the verge of history. If he registers a point against Tampa Sunday night, he'll tie Alexandre Daigle at seven for the most consecutive games with a point by a No. 1 overall pick to start a career. Of course, there's one thing Daigle has done that El Ocho likely never will.
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In other news around the League:
- Kudos to the Thrashers for scoring a goal against a team other than the Caps and for handling themselves with such class in their losing effort. Caps fans can take pride in the fact that even in a blowout loss, Glen Hanlon and his team are above the gutless garbage that Bob Hartley's squad displayed Friday night.
- With his goal against Atlanta, Eric Lindros moved into 100th place all-time in goals scored. Who did he bump from the top 100? None other than Bobby Clarke. Sweet, sweet irony.
- Richard Park skated on the Naslund-Morrison line in Vancouver's win over Minny and racked up three points. Quick! To your hockey pool's free agent list!
- Hart:Peter Forsberg (4A, including one on the OT game winner, +3)
- Ross: Jeff O'Neill, Bryan McCabe, Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne (4 points each)
- Norris: Bryan McCabe (4A, +2)
- Vezina: Ed Belfour (W, 19 saves on 20 shots against, though I'm tempted to give it to Sebastien Caron for his save on Brian Savage with a minute left in a 5-5 game)
- Richard: Jeff O'Neill (3G)
- Calder:Peter Budaj (38 saves on 40 shots against in a shootout loss)