Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin was a late arrival at Verizon Center tonight and will not be in the lineup when the Caps face the Sharks at 7 p.m.
News, notes and quotes as the Capitals get ready to take on the San Jose Sharks tonight at Verizon Center (6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN):
As the players trickled onto the ice for the morning skate, one player was notably absent: Alex Ovechkin.
On his bedroom wall in Glen Arm, Md., 9-year-old Cole Matulonis has a life-size Fathead of Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. When he plays hockey on video games, he is Ovechkin. Always.