Here are the top stories from around the NHL last night:
1. Ovie, Caps Vault Back to 3rd – The seesaw battle in the Southeast Division saw another lead change, as Alexander Ovechkin scored a pair to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers. With the win, the teams swap spots, with the Caps moving to 3rd and the Cats falling to 9th.
2. Hawks Sinking - The Senators aren’t the only team on a free-fall right now. With a loss to the Colorado Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks have now lost 6 in a row, and have been outscored 27-12 in that streak.
3. Nolan Hangs ‘em Up – Former #1 overall pick (1990) Owen Nolan has called it a career after 18 seasons and over 1200 games. Nolan played for the Nordiques/Avalanche, Sharks, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Flames and Wild. He might best be remembered for his hat-trick at the 1997 All-Star game, in his home arena in San Jose. Nolan skated in on Dominik Hasek and called his shot, by pointing top corner before firing it home for his third of the game en route to the MVP award. Nolan scored 422 goals and added 463 assists in his career.