Caps have maybe the worst D in the NHL (Heward aside)...but I really don't think that matters at all. If Ovechkin is slumping, the team is lost. Thank god Semin scored (finally).
All that said, Koivu is one of my all-time fave hockey players. What does he do a week or whatever out of chemotherapy (a few years ago), but instigate a fight in a playoff game (against the Bruins, to wit). I'm not a big fan of fighting in hockey, but to have a blood cell count in the gutter and no natural hair and to go picking fights with Joe Thornton, well, that's some pugnacious crap