Open Ice: Fleischmann thriving

Updated: November 9, 2009, 11:39 AM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

They both involve Russian superstars who are going to miss a decent amount of time with their current injuries, but boy, are the situations for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals different. It's like night and day. The Penguins will suffer through the loss of Evgeni Malkin to a shoulder injury with a second line that looks lost and useless in his absence. The Capitals get to simply plug a spare part into their top line and see it continue scoring at an epic pace even without Alex ...

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