Five Capitals are among those included on the NHL All-Star ballot, which was released by the league Thursday.
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Alexander Semin and Tomas Vokoun are among 127 players listed on the NHL’s fan ballot. The top six vote-getters — three forwards, two defenseman and a goaltender — will take part in the 2012 NHL All-Star game in Ottawa on Jan. 29.
Voting begins on Nov. 14 and runs through Jan. 4, 2012 and in addition to selecting players who were icluded on the ballot, other nominees can be written using the NHL’s online ballot.
— For those looking to relive HBO's “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: The Road to the NHL Winter Classic,” the series will be sold on DVD next month. The series first goes on sale at the Verizon Center team store on Dec. 1 prior to the Capitals’ game against the Penguins, and then will be available elsewhere begining Dec. 6.