WASHINGTON (AP) - Steve Oleksy's face has another scar - this one from taking a puck to the face to block a shot in the Washington Capitals' Game 1 win over the New York Rangers.
Oleksy also had the game's offensive highlight - a pass that traveled some 80 feet to set up the go-ahead goal by Marcus Johansson in the second period of the 3-1 victory.
Not bad for a player who had to toil through the juniors and minors before making his NHL debut in March at age 27.
Oleksy doesn't even have a photo with his bio on the Capitals' website. He says that's OK because he has an ``ugly face'' and ``nobody want to see that.''
Oleksy and the Capitals will try to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Blues Game 5 Pick Which team will take a key 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals tonight as the St. Louis Blueshost the San Jose Sharks...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins take care of home ice in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 4 Pick Can the San Jose Sharks stay tough at home and establish a commanding lead in the Western Conference Finals when they host the St. Louis Blues at...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Lightning Game 4 Pick Can the Tampa Bay Lightning even up the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins when...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 3 Pick Who will establish the lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Blues Game 5 Pick Which team will take a key 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals tonight as the St. Louis Blueshost the San Jose Sharks...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Will the Pittsburgh Penguins take care of home ice in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 4 Pick Can the San Jose Sharks stay tough at home and establish a commanding lead in the Western Conference Finals when they host the St. Louis Blues at...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Lightning Game 4 Pick Can the Tampa Bay Lightning even up the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins when...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 3 Pick Who will establish the lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages