NEAL NAMED TO ALL-STAR GAME
With Alexander Ovechkin bailing out of the All-Star Game, James Neal has finally been named to the team. The league announced this morning that Neal will replace Ovechkin in the game, joining teammates Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin in the game. Neal becomes the fourth replacement player named to the All-Star Roster.
Neal, 24, is having a career year and tied for 2nd in the NHL with 27 goals and tied for first with 13 power play goals. His career high in goals is 27.