Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin had a pair of goals versus Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday.
Insight: Ovechkin has gotten the better of Sid the Kid twice this season as the Penguins have failed to score in two games versus Washington. Ovechkin was plus-one with five shots on net. He has 29 goals and 16 assists in 48 games this season.
Description: Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist will return to the ice on Tuesday against the Jets.
Insight: Hornqvist missed nearly a month with a lower body injury. He will be a nice boost to the Penguins lineup that will be missing Evgeni Malkin for the first time this season. Hornqvist has 13 goals and 16 assists in 33 games this season.
Description: Blackhawks right winger Kris Versteeg could be sidelined longer than originally anticipated according to the Chicago Trbune.
Insight: Versteeg has been out since Jan. 1 with a hand injury. He was supposed to be out four weeks, but coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday that, "It's probably going to be a little bit more than that."
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the victory over his former team on Wednesday.
Insight: Hossa only spent a few months in Pittsburgh, but the fans remember. Hossa did quiet the crowd at Consol Engery Center on Wednesday with an assist on David Rundblad's goal in the first period, and then Hossa scored a power-play goal in the second period. Chicago won in a shootout.
Description: Stars right wing Ray Whitney announced he will retire according to ESPN.com.
Insight: Whitney played 1,330 games with eight different teams, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. He also surpassed the 70-point mark in five different seasons. Whitney finishes with 385 goals and 679 assists. He is 63rd all-time with 1,064 career points.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist in Columbus', 3-1, victory over the Wild on Monday.
Insight: Hartnell assisted James Wisniewski's power-play goal about five minutes into the third period to give Columbus a, 2-1, lead. Then, Hartnell gave Columbus an insurance goal about 11 minutes later. Hartnell has 10 goals and 18 assists in 39 games this season.
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Friday in the loss to the Predators.
Insight: Ovechkin led the team with nine shots on goal. He scored both the goals in the second period with the second goal coming on the power play. Ovechkin has 24 goals and 15 assists in 44 games this season.
Description: Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo had a career night versus the Penguins Friday.
Insight: Okposo always seems to play his best versus Pittsburgh. Okposo scored the first hat trick of his career and added a fourth goal for good measure. The final tally came on the power play. Okposo has 13 goals and 28 assists in 44 games this seaosn.