Skip to main content

Alex Ovechkin, Tom Poti participate in Washington Capitals scrimmages

CHEVY CHASE, Md. - Reigning league MVP Alex Ovechkin and injured defenceman Tom Poti both participated in three-on-three scrimmages that the Washington Capitals held at an outdoor rink Thursday night.

Ovechkin, who crashed shoulder-first into the boards in Washington's last game and Poti - sidelined since Dec. 20 - are expected to play Saturday at home against the defending champion Detroit Red Wings.

Ovechkin, leading the NHL with 31 goals, sat out practice Wednesday to get some rest, coach Bruce Boudreau said, and not because he was feeling any effects from his "stinger" during Tuesday night's loss at Boston.

Poti has missed the Southeast Division-leading Capitals' past 15 games with a groin injury.


Carolina Hurricanes

Why are the Carolina Hurricanes Playing Below Expectations?

Adam Proteau examines the Carolina Hurricanes, who were thought to be Cup contenders but are currently fourth in the Metropolitan Division.

Auston Matthews

The NHL All-In Power Rankings: Top Five

Mike Stephens looks at five NHL teams who are the most all-in for a Stanley Cup. It is Cup or Bust for these aging and salary cap-strapped teams.

Connor Bedard

Connor Bedard's Point Streak Hits 22 Games as Pats Beat Giants

Connor Bedard set his WHL career-best point streak Friday night against the Vancouver Giants — where some Canucks fans already had Bedard on their jersey.