Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Chilly Reception on Home Ice

A Chilly Reception on Home Ice
Despite Ovechkin's Drawing Power, Caps' Attendance Still Lags

NBC Sports is promoting the debut of its NHL "Game of the Week" this month with a commercial starring Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and Alex Ovechkin, the team's explosive scorer who in his year and a half in town has dramatically raised the entertainment level on and around the ice at Verizon Center.

But despite its Russian star and an inexperienced but energetic young lineup, Washington enters tonight's home game against the Montreal Canadiens with a five-game losing streak and a home attendance average that still is near the bottom of the league.

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