But losing the game wasn't the Capitals' only concern after two players suffered injuries late. High-scoring winger Alexander Semin, who has missed most of the season with a sprained right ankle, hobbled off the ice in the extra session after aggravating the injury, and thus left Washington without one of its best stick-handlers for the shootout. Semin is listed as day-to-day.
Chris Clark, the Capitals' captain, left in the third period with an undisclosed injury. It's not believed to be serious, a team spokesman said, and it's possible Clark will practice today.
Clark is supposed to practice this morning, and Semin is day to day, per Capital Insider.From Corey:
Washington went 1-11 in the shootout last season but added Michael Nylander and Kozlov " both had as many shootout goals (six) in 2006-07 as the entire Caps roster combined " this offseason.Other news:
The Edmonton Sun on the Caps tribute to Sean Taylor and other hockey going arounds.