Ovechkin will travel to Florida according to Dale Hunter. Anybody on Caps line-up who will score a hat-trick: beware of Ovi or you'll get a taste of shaving cream. :-)
Capitals will have two back-to-back games Tuesday vs. Bolts and Wednesday vs. Panthers. This will conclude three-game suspension for Ovi and he will be eligible to play Saturday in Montreal.
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Ovi practiced today with Johansson-Perreault-Semin line rotating with JoJo.
Looking forward to it. Especially if he'll take care of Downie tomorrow. And won't hurt if he'll beat up Bourque to pulp Saturday. According to Hunter Backstrom didn't skate at all during All-Star break.
Here's Dale's Hunter interview
Ovi talks to media after morning skate
I didn't watch All-Star, I was at the beach. It was a refreshing time for me. I met a lot of other hockey players there...
Unfortunately I won't be able to help my team, but I am gonna be there and I'm gonna watch the game upstairs.
According to CSNWashington Ovi also said this:
“I’m pretty rested right now,” Ovechkin said after practicing with his teammates for the first time since Jan. 23, when he was informed of his three-game suspension. “I was surprised. My body feels fresh. My arms, my legs, my head.”
What seems to be just a week is actually a very important rest. Just ask Igor Larionov who, after scoring a goal for Red Wings in triple overtime, directly contributed it to his vacation in Florida during All-Star break.