The Peerless' Players to Ponder
New Jersey: Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr is not, as the poet Dylan Thomas might have put it, "going gently into that good night." If he gets a point tonight, he will be the first player in NHL history to record a 65-point season having reached his 42nd birthday. Not Gordie Howe, not Teemu Selanne (they did it at age 41). And he still has some oomph left in him. He had a four-point game against Florida on the last day of March. In 73 career games against Washington he is 30-60-90.
Washington: Jaroslav Halak
With six games left and more or less having to win out to make the post season, goaltending is going to be key. And this presents a problem. Not one of technique, or attitude, or focus. No, the problem might be one of fashion choices. Jaroslav Halak is 0-1-3, 2.94, .905 since donning his new mask. Go back to the white one.