Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.
Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer ended up making 49 saves and Joffrey Lupul scored the winner in the shootout to lift Toronto to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
After David Desharnais had scored his long-awaited first goal of the season, after his team had taken a three-goal lead that prompted Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates to call out his veterans, and after Alex Ovechkin had scored twice to take the solo lead among NHL goal-scorers, there was still a lead for the Montreal Canadiens to preserve in the closing minutes.
Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin in the past league MVPs’ first matchup as division rivals, Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Caps’ forward Brooks Laich, along with laying out the blueprint for strong, dynamic leadership, talked about the interaction players have with the referees in the NHL – which he said frequently get hostile – while on with the Junkies Wednesday morning.
Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals was asked to give comment on the perceived leadership struggle unfolding within the Redskins’ organization. Laich, a leader and alternate captain himself, gave the model response of what it takes to lead men.
Adam Oates on Penguins: ‘They’re one of the teams in the league that are a measuring stick.’
Ovechkin once. Ovechkin twice. Steen not at all. Just like that, there’s a tie atop the NHL goal scoring race, as well as a new leader in the Metropolitan Division.
When on with the Junkies Wednesday – in light of a recent story about Mike Tyson using a whizzinator to evade failed drug tests – Laich was asked about the drug testing process, and how close in proximity the urine collector stands to players as they’re administering urine.
In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving the Miami Dolphins, the Wizards and Capitals owner on Tuesday gave his thoughts on hazing in an interview with The Associated Press, specifying that it’s incumbent upon front offices to make players aware of “what’s expected of them and what’s unacceptable behavior.”
The Capitals’ Red Rockers stopped by the studio to tempt the Junkies into Rockin’ The Red in June.