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Wednesday Caps Clips: Pair of Points in the 'Peg

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps grab their first two road points in the 'Peg, Ovi's great goals, Green's not-great game, and more.

Marianne Helm

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout win from us (with GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Alzner, Holtby, Brouwer, Ovechkin), Capitals Voice calls (Grabovski, Ovechkin, Ovechkin, Brouwer, Erat's shootout winner), NHL.com, TSN, WaPo, PeerlessFrankovicDSP, RMNB and RtR, and from the 'Peg side of things, Arctic Ice, Winnipeg Sun and comprehensive coverage at Illegal Curve.
    • My oh my Ovechkin. [RMNB, Alex Ovetjkin, SBNation]
    • Further to that point (and not to alarm anyone), per Elias, "Ovechkin has tallied 31 goals over his last 30 regular-season games: 22 in his final 21 games last season and nine in nine games this season. That's Ovechkin's highest goal total over any span of 30 regular-season games in his NHL career (previous high: 29)."
    • So, uh, that was Mike Green, riding the pine to end the game. [WaPo]
    • The shootout, just like the rest of the game, was goal-tastic. [Caps Outsider]
    • Nicklas Backstrom's goal (via Troy Brouwer) was equally sublime in multiple languages.  [RMNB, 25Stanley]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from yesterday's morning skate:
  • This game was Adam Oates' 57th behind the Caps' bench and a added few more data points to stack alongside those of his predecessor Dale Hunter. [Rink]
  • Marcus Johansson is starting to make his mark on the top line. [WaPo]
  • Let's hope Nate Schmidt is being selective in the lessons he's learning. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Mike Knuble is back home in Michigan and coaching up his kids.  And other peoples' kids. [Michigan Hockey Magazine]
  • Prospects ahoy! [THW]
  • Finally, the Caps and Club Scarlet announced the deets for this year's Hockey 'n' Heels. $100 gets you a ticket to the November 22 Habs game and a dinner date (or possibly some Hockey 101) at Kettler on November 13 with Karl Alzner, Steve Oleksy, Alexander Urbom,Tom Wilson, Brett Leonhardt and Olie Kolzig. [Capitals]

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