Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin looks for the puck against New Jersey Devils defenseman Johnny Oduya, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, in Washington.
1 goal, 2 assists, +3, Total ice 18:58, average shift 00:59, 5 shots on goal, 1 attempt blocked, 2 shots missed, 2 hits.
Unusually low ice time and unusually short ice shifts for the first line of Backie, Ovi and Semin. That tells the story: Caps took it after Ovi scored the first goal and squeezed NJ oxygen supply.
Backie had 1 goal, 2 assists, +3 and 3 hits, one more than Ovechkin.
Team Sweden, team Russia 2, team Canada (Brodeur) 0.
Neuvy was downright excellent, his magic glove was dominant. What a nice competition for years to go between Neuvy and Varly.