Nothing has stopped Alex Ovechkin of late, but a stray puck to the face sent him to the doctor's office for stitches Thursday morning, according to reports by media present for Washington Capitals practice.
SOG: 140 | +/-: -4
Ovechkin later tweeted a picture of the damage with the comment: "It's hockey ))) hahaha"
Ovechkin had a five-game goal streak snapped Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders, but he extended his point-scoring streak to six consecutive games with an assist. In his past eight games, Ovechkin has seven goals and five assists.
The Capitals are off until the weekend, when they play games in Buffalo on Saturday and Philadelphia on Sunday.