Normally sporting shaggy and somewhat untamed hair, Ovechkin showed up at the arena with a neatly cropped look and hair that is significantly shorter than normal.
Another prominent area sports personality who wore the same number, former Orioles great and new member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Cal Ripken, was in the building. Ripken's children are fans of Ovechkin and the family met him after the game.
from On Frozen Blog
Ovechkin again looked like he had some puck-control problems. This is certainly not a call for panic or a weather report that the sky is falling, but the roll of the puck as he went to the backhand (as called by Locker) seems like something that wouldn’t happen last season.
POS Name TM GP G A PTS +/-
1 Alexander Ovechkin WAS 57 34 38 72 -12
2 Vincent Lecavalier TAM 56 34 36 70 2
3 Marian Hossa ATL 58 33 39 72 10
21 Sidney Crosby PIT 52 25 62 87 13
AO, let's go...