January 27, 2003 |
The Washington Capitals' power play has some sting these days. Sergei Gonchar had a goal and three assists and host Washington produced five power-play goals in a 7-2 victory over the New York Rangers in a penalty-filled game yesterday. Robert Lang scored twice and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists for Washington. "We had the power plays, we won the game," Jagr said. Calle Johansson, Kip Miller and Peter Bondra also scored for the Capitals, who are 2-0-2 in their last four games.
March 30, 2002 |
The way the Washington Capitals are playing, no obstacle seems too big. On an eight-game road trip, the Capitals erased a five-point deficit in the playoff race. They refused to be demoralized by the trade of popular center Adam Oates and downed the New Jersey Devils without three of their top defensemen. Peter Bondra had two goals and an assist to lead visiting Washington to a 3-1 victory over the Devils last night, moving the Capitals into a tie for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
March 9, 2004 |
Anson Carter's second stint with Washington lasted as long as his first one. After just 19 games with the Capitals since returning in the trade that sent Jaromir Jagr to the New York Rangers, Carter was dealt yesterday to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Jared Aulin. Carter also played 19 games with the Caps in the 1996-97 season before being traded to Boston as part of the deal that brought Adam Oates to Washington. Carter joins Jagr, Peter Bondra, Robert Lang, Michael Nylander and Sergei Gonchar as veterans who were dealt by the Capitals since Jan. 23. In another trade, Matthew Barnaby was traded by the Rangers along with a third-round pick in this year's draft to Colorado for defensemen Chris McAllister and David Liffiton.
September 30, 2008 |
Pittsburgh Penguins top defenseman Sergei Gonchar will miss 4 to 6 months after undergoing surgery on his dislocated left shoulder, a source told ESPN.com. Gonchar suffered the injured in the Penguins' preseason opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 20. He took a first-period hit from the Lightning's David Koci and did not return. The team is expected to update his status today. In other hockey news: Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who is entering the final season of a 4-year, $27 million contract, has been put on waivers.
January 18, 2001 |
Detroit's Sergei Fedorov, New Jersey's Alexander Mogilny and four other players who rank among the NHL's top 15 scorers were added to the World roster for the Feb. 4 All-Star Game. Calgary, Montreal, Nashville, the New York Islanders and expansion clubs Columbus and Minnesota have no players on either All-Star roster. Of the 15 reserves chosen for the World team, eight will be making their All-Star debuts: forwards Marian Hossa (Ottawa), Alexei Kovalev (Pittsburgh) and Fredrik Modin (Tampa Bay)
March 18, 1999 |
Playing the league's top team with a lineup that suggested they'd thrown in the towel, the Washington Capitals held on to their faint playoff hopes with an unusual rally. With many veterans out of the lineup, the Capitals somehow beat the visiting Dallas Stars, 2-1, last night on Brian Bellows's power play goal 35 seconds into overtime to snap a four-game winless streak. It was the first time this season the Capitals have won a game they trailed after two periods. Washington's backup goaltender started.
June 15, 2009 |
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar yesterday said he played the final two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a partially torn right medial collateral ligament, a major knee injury that can sideline a player for months. Gonchar, playing through the injury because he wanted to win the Cup for the first time in a career that began in 1994, was hurt on a knee-to-knee hit by Washington star Alex Ovechkin in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Gonchar returned for Game 7 of that series and played in the Eastern Conference finals against Carolina and the Cup Finals vs. Detroit without missing a game.
May 14, 2008 |
Like the penalty shot in Game 3 of the first round against Washington or the shorthanded goal in Game 2 Sunday against Pittsburgh, this looked so much like another Mike Richards moment. The Flyers' best forward in these Eastern Conference finals had squirted loose on a breakaway after out-hustling Pittsburgh's Ryan Whitney to the puck along the boards in the neutral zone. Just as Richards closed in on goalie Marc Andre-Fleury, Sergei Gonchar, sliding on his belly in a desperate lunge, reached around Richards for a textbook poke check, breaking loose the puck before Richards could snap off a shot.
October 1, 2008 |
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar will have arthroscopic surgery on his dislocated left shoulder tomorrow and will miss four to six months of the NHL season, the team said yesterday. Gonchar, one of the league's top offensive defensemen, has cartilage and ligament damage. He was hurt on a hit by Tampa Bay's David Koci in a Sept. 20 exhibition game. The 34-year-old Gonchar had 12 goals and 53 assists last season for 65 points, second among defensemen. Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
January 13, 2000 |
Although details remain to be worked out, NHL players are expected to compete in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, the NHL Players' Association said yesterday. "The [International Ice Hockey Federation] will dot the i's and cross all the t's," said Ted Saskin, the director of business affairs for the NHL Players' Association. "Then I imagine there'll be some sort of formal announcement. I can't see anything holding us up from going. " The NHL, however, was not yet ready to commit to the Olympics in Salt Lake City.