Dave Fay discusses the financial difficulties that Alex Semin's team Lada Togliatti is having and what it might mean for Sasha's near future in Washington. Fay quotes this interview with Lada GM Sergei Mikhalev and this interview with Alex Ovechkin ("What news! It'd be cool if Sasha comes over! I'm sure he would be a help for Washington."), but probably submitted his article before this one, in which Semin said he'll be with Lada at least through November, appeared. Will the saga never end? Update: TSN.ca has picked up on this story, but adds nothing new.
- Hart: Daniel Alfredsson (2G)
- Ross: Several players tied with 2 points each
- Norris: Chris Phillips (2A, +2)
- Vezina: Patrick Lalime (W, 32 saves on 33 shots on goal)
- Richard: Daniel Alfredsson (2G)
- Calder: Andrej Mezaros (2A)