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.
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