The WaPo ought to be ashamed of itself. In the online version of its article announcing that Petr Sykora actually will show up to camp (which I'll believe when I see the guy on the ice at MCI Center, but that's another story) - an article that notes that the Caps wing "shares the same name with Anaheim's star player" - there's a picture of a guy in a Ducks uniform. Which Petr Sykora do you think that is? I'm not sure whether it's more infuriating or just plain sad. Can someone confirm whether or not it's this way in the print edition as well? [Update: The Post got wise and yanked the picture.] Oh well, as long as the Post continues to nail Tom DeLay to the wall, I guess I can forgive this. Speaking of right wing wackos, the WTimes took a well-deserved day off in their Caps coverage (maybe they sent Dave Fay door-to-door to collect donations for the Majority Leaders Defense Fund). But enough politics - back to pucks.
- A four-goal third period pushed the Bruins past the Habs 5-2. Hannu Toivonen had 39 saves for the B's and allowed only two power play tallies.
- Dominik Hasek saved 23 of the 25 shots he faced in Ottawa's 5-2 win over Buffalo. The win ran the Senators perfect preseason record to 5-0-0 and it looks like everyone is jumping on the Sens bandwagon (see picture).
- Detroit took Columbus behind the shed and beat them down 9-0. Robert Lang scored twice in the Wings' rout. Defensemen Adam Foote and Bryan Berard did not play for the Jax.
- Bill Guerin had a pair of goals and rookie Jussi Jokinen (most Finnish name ever?) scored with under a minute left in overtime to lift the Stars past the Blues 5-4.
- A pair of Chris Simon goals and 19 saves from Miikka Kiprusoff were more than enough for the Flames to down the Oilers 5-0 in yet another preseason round of the Battle of Alberta.
- Vesa Toskala stopped everything and Wayne Primeau scored the game's lone goal in the Sharks' 1-0 win over Phoenix. San Jose is now 6-0.
- Vancouver beat Anaheim 3-1.