Sens Game Day

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:39 AM ET

ALFIE VS. KOVIE

The hottest Senator since the Olympic break is ageless captain Daniel Alfredsson, who has 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists) in 12 games. The coldest is Alex Kovalev (0 goals, 0 assists). Sun reader Bob Janes points out that the surge has Alfredsson "about to pass Kovalev in career stats like a Volvo passing a Lada on a steep hill." Alfredsson has 985 points in 996 games, while Kovalev is stuck at 988 points after 1,223 games.

THIS AND THAT

The Senators are 2-1 vs. the Caps this season, having won both meetings at Scotiabank Place (4-3 in OT, Nov. 23 and 6-5 Feb. 11) while dropping a 5-2 decision Jan. 7 in Washington ... Caps LW Alex Ovechkin hit the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five seasons Sunday.

INJURIES

Senators: D Anton Volchenkov (upper body), should return Thursday vs. Carolina; LW Milan Michalek (left leg), out indefinitely. D Filip Kuba (middle body), out indefinitely.

Capitals: D Milan Jrcina (sports hernia), another month; RW Boyd Gordon (back), out indefinitely; RW Scott Walker (knee), out indefinitely; LW Brooks Laich (face), day-to-day; C Brendan Morrison (lower body), day-to-day.


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