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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping last night's win over the Oilers, Ovechkin continues to roll, Chimera returns home and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win over the Oilers from us (with more on Ovi's familiar tenth goal of the season), Vogs, Monumental video (OvechkinChimeraWardHoltby), Capitals Voice (Ovechkin goalWard goalBackstrom goal), NHL.comCP, WaPo (gamer, blog), FrankovicPeerlessRMNB (and again), DSP and Cover the Puck, and from the Edmonton side, the Oilers, the Edmonton Journal and Copper & Blue.
    • One of many Caps with Western Canadian roots, Edmonton native Jason Chimera never tires of returning to his hometown. [Dump 'n ChaseCaps OT (pic), Edmonton Sun]
    • Per Elias, yet another franchise first for the captain: "Alex Ovechkin scored his 10th goal of the season on Thursday in Washington's 10th game, making him the first player in team history to reach double digits in goals in the team's first 10 games. Ovechkin has scored 32 goals in his last 31 regular-season games (since March 17)."
    • Walking off the ice might be more interesting than you thought. But it might not be. [Capitals Overtime]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • Check out our own Rob Parker, international superstar, as he previewed last night's matchup for some lucky Edmonton listeners. [TSN 1260]
  • Determining the best predictive statistics and exploring the Caps' Pictionary abilities in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag - you ask, we answer. Everything, apparently. [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice in Edmonton:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesLaichGreenRinkside Update/Erat), Capitals Overtime (morning skateOvechkin the spy)]
    • No bulletin board-worthy material here, as Dallas Eakins spent Thursday morning gushing about the way Ovechkin plays. Smart man, that one. [WaPo]
    • Mike Green is the first to admit that his performance on Tuesday night was one that is best forgotten. Luckily selective amnesia is a crucial part of being a Caps fan. [WaPo]
    • After a rough and turnover-filled game in Winnipeg, the Caps continue their quest for better puck management... otherwise Braden Holtby is actually going to kill all of them. [WaPo]
    • Head coach Adam Oates reflects on the final year of his playing career, which he spent in Edmonton (alongside Jason Chimera, btw). [WaPo]
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  • Usually as Alex Ovechkin goes, so goes his team; so why is he red-hot right now while his team is merely lukewarm? [CSNWGM on a Couch]
  • The captain is off to a heck of a start, with ten goals in ten games... so it might not be out of the question that he hits 50 this season. [Talk the Red]
  • Down on the farm:
  • Is Tom Wilson a power forward or a sideshow? Ooh, a riddle! Let's try narrowing it down... can he swallow swords or hammer a nail into his nose? [RMNB]
  • Down Goes Brown investigates the goalie trade market and looks back at the recent history of goalie-centric transactions. Needless to say, the Caps pop up more than once. [Grantland]
  • Finally, The Case of the Mysterious Gatorade Attack. [RMNB]

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