Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, slams into Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as defenseman Justin Faulk (28) closes in during first period of their NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington.
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, slams into Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as defenseman Justin Faulk (28) closes in during first period of their NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington. Richard Lipski - AP
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, slams into Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward as defenseman Justin Faulk (28) closes in during first period of their NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Washington. Richard Lipski - AP