Hey, it's an Anchorage meet-up in the NHL

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Four of the five Alaskans in the NHL -- all from Anchorage -- are about to drop the puck in a game.

The Florida Panthers, who include center Scott Gomez and right winger Joey Crabb, are about to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning, who include center Nate Thompson and defenseman Matt Carle.

Meanwhile, the other Alaskan in the world's best league, ain't just sitting on the couch and watching those other four dudes. Columbus Blue Jackets foward Brandon Dubinsky is on the ice in Ohio playing against the San Jose Sharks.

Remember, last season, Dubinsky, Gomez, Crabb and Thompson all played for the Alaska Aces during the NHL lockout.

By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com