San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture skated Saturday in full gear for the first time since having surgery to repair a fractured fibula on Oct. 17.
Couture was injured during practice on Oct. 15. The Sharks announced a time frame of 4-6 weeks for his return.
Couture, who skated Thursday in Philadelphia wearing sweatpants, worked out after the Sharks ended the morning skate Saturday prior to playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center (7 p.m. ET; ROOT, CSN-CA).
"That was the first day of skating pretty good, just doing some conditioning," Couture told CSN. "It's cliché, but it's day-by-day. [If] it reacts well we go a step further. I couldn't tell you what the plan is for tomorrow yet."
* Montreal’s 15 wins and 32 points lead the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens also tied the Dallas Stars (16-4-0, 32 points) in terms of standings points for the best record in the NHL.
* Petry posted his first career multiple-goal game; Beaulieu had his first career multi-point game.
* In his first appearance since Oct. 29 at EDM, Carey Price made 33 saves to improve to 8-2-0 (2.11 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO). Per Elias, Price is the ninth goaltender in franchise history to earn eight or more wins in his first 10 games of a season. Last: Ken Dryden (8-1-1) in 1977-78.
"When you're out of action for a while it takes a bit of time to catch up," Price said after making 33 saves in a 5-3 win against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Friday. "Definitely a good game to get your feet wet again."
Price hadn't played since Oct. 29. Mike Condon started nine consecutive games with Price out of the lineup because of a lower-body injury.
Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has impressed during his NFL career with his ability to rush the passer. The Texans' opponent this week, the New York Jets, are also impressed by his ability to rush the puck.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson, an offensive lineman for the Jets who could face Watt a lot Sunday, told ESPN.com in a story published Friday that beyond the All-Pro accolades Watt has received for his play on the field, it's his hockey abilities that stood out.
Ferguson had seen a video posted to YouTube of Watt at a University of Wisconsin summer hockey event. Watt picks up the puck at center ice, skates to just above the hash marks, pulls up and rockets a slap shot into the net as the goalie jumped out of the way.
* Earlier this season, Ovechkin (484-428—912) became the fourth Russian-born player to reach 900 NHL points, following Fedorov (483-696—1,179), Alexander Mogilny (473-559—1,032) and Alex Kovalev (430-599—1,029).
* Fedorov was wearing a Capitals uniform when he overtook Mogilny for the most goals by a Russian-born player, scoring goals No. 474 and 475 in Washington's 6-5 overtime win at Dallas on Oct. 25, 2008, the same opponent Ovechkin faced Thursday.
Seven years ago, Backstrom did the same for Fedorov.
Ovechkin's record-setting goal came against the Stars, just as Fedorov's did on Oct. 25, 2008. Fedorov played 70 games with the Capitals at the end of his NHL career and is a mentor and friend to Ovechkin.
"Without my teammates I would never accomplish that," Ovechkin said. "Good moment, but unfortunately we lost the game."