Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and goaltender Braden Holtby will spending the NHL All-Star break in Los Angeles later this month after both were named to the Metropolitan Division team. Ovechkin has been selected for the All-Star Game eight times, but a nagging lower-back injury kept him out of last year's game. He also didn't play in the 2011-12 game. Holtby played in the All-Star Game for the first time last season. The format of the game will be a three-game tournament with four teams (one for each division), each game being 20 minutes of three-on-three. The Metropolitan Division team lost its first and only game last season. Ovechkin has 19 goals and 14 assists this season, and he's one short of his 1,000th career point. The Capitals captain has 544 goals and 455 assists for his career. In the five All-Star Games he's played in, Ovechkin has scored five goals and six assists. Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals since 2001-02 despite beginning his NHL career in 2005, and he's first in franchise history in goals (544), points (999), power-play goals (202) and game-winning goals (94). The reigning Vezina Trophy winner after tying an NHL record with 48 wins last season, Holtby has a 19-8-4 record this season with a .931 save percentage and a 1.90 goals-against average. Coming off back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his career, Holtby was named the NHL's "Third Star" of the week. He has five shutouts this season, two more than he had overall last season. Holtby is ranked third in the league in save percentage and second in goals-against average, backstopping a team that's the stingiest in the league with 2.00 goals-against per game. Capitals trainer Greg Smith was named the Eastern Conference's trainer.