The Caps have a matinee in the desert today as they visit Glendale Arena for the first time. Ironic that on the day that the nation celebrates the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, the Caps should be playing in Arizona, given the state's embarassing past treatment of the holiday. I wonder what Chuck D. would think.
Today's WaPo profiles the bond between Alex Ovechkin and Dainius Zubrus, while the WTimes looks at what Jeff Friesen's return to the lineup means for the team.
- Hart: Eric Staal (3G, including the game-winner, A, +1)
- Ross: Eric Staal (3G, A)
- Norris: Kevin Dallman (2A)
- Vezina: Martin Brodeur (W, 29 saves on 31 shots in shootout win)
- Richard: Eric Staal (3G)
- Calder: Adam Munro (L, 24 saves on 26 shots against in shootout loss)
- Aiken: Sebastien Caron (4 goals on 14 shots against in 21:11 before getting pulled)