Tonight's Caps-Blues game sees a matchup between the West's best team and a club that's all but eliminated from playoff contention, one notable only for Washington goalie Jaroslav Halak's first chance to face his former team since being moved at the trade deadline. Except—Halak apparently wants no part of the Blues.
Adam Oates was not too happy with Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's "disrespect to the league" when he went between the legs to score his fourth goal. Here's Hertl's teammate Joe Thornton to put it all in perspective.
Hockey is a bizarre, wonderful, terrible sport where a fresh-faced teenager can wow the world with a precocious and exuberant display of skill, and at least one NHL lifer's response is, "Someone should hurt that kid."