Ovechkin, Johnson hurt in Capitals' 4-3 loss Print
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Thursday, 27 December 2007 19:23
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 PITTSBURGH (AP) -Washington Capitals backup goalie Brent Johnson sprained his left knee late in the first period of a 4-3 overtime loss in Pittsburgh on Thursday night and will be out at least a week.
The Capitals also played most of the third period without star Alex Ovechkin, who needed a several stitches to close a cut on his leg. Ovechkin, whose 26th goal had given Washington a 3-2 lead, played only about 1 1/2 minutes in the final period even though his injury was minor.
``It took the doctor so long to get down here (the bench), we couldn't get him back on the ice,'' coach Bruce Boudreau said. ``He got a couple of stitches. It is something that you have to get done.''
Boudreau doesn't expect Ovechkin to miss any games.
Johnson was hurt as Pittsburgh's Colby Armstrong scored a fluke goal that briefly put the Penguins up 2-1, throwing a no-look backhand pass along the goal line that deflected off defenseman Milan Jurcina's stick and into the net. Johnson, who was helped off the ice, was replaced by No. 1 goalie Olaf Kolzig, who couldn't hold a 3-2 lead late in the third period.
Johnson, making his 10th start, is 3-4-1 this season.
 

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