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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of the Caps' comeback shootout win over the Wild and more

Rob Carr

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout win from us (with quotes and the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Backstrom, Holtby, Laich, Ward, Yeo, Wild players), Capitals Voice calls (Ovechkin, Johansson, Backstrom/Holtby), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNW (and again), Frankovic, Peerless, DSP, RtR, F Street Faithful, Caps Outsider and RMNB.
    • From Elias: "Marcus Johansson recorded one goal and one assist in the Capitals' shootout win against the Wild on Thursday, after posting identical totals in Washington's victory over the Islanders on Tuesday. This is only the third time that Johansson has scored goals in two consecutive games in his four seasons in the NHL. He had two-game goal-scoring streaks in October 2011 and March 2013."
    • More on Johansson's somewhat fortunate tally. [RMNB]
    • On the Swede who finished 'er off. [RMNB]
    • The Captain clowns Zenon Konopka. [RMNB]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from pregame:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Two-Man Advantage, Oates, Alzner, Rinkside Update (Ovechkin))]
    • How about that penalty kill? [NHL.com, CSNW]
    • How about not putting it out on the ice so much? [WaPo]
    • On-ice reunions aplenty last night. [Capitals Voice]
    • MJ90 is back in the middle and settling in nicely. Prescient. [WaPo]
    • The Caps' fourth line is many things, but "old" isn't one of them. [WaPo]
    • Nate Schmidt is a favorite son in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. [Star Tribune]
    • Caps (and coach) talk about player-fan interactions. [CSNW]
  • Alex Ovechkin: NHL superstar and Russian superhero making it all work. [NHL.com]
  • Happy one week anniversary to the Ray Emery assaults Braden Holtby story. [D.C. Sports Bog (and again)]
  • Ovechkin in The Heist. Um, ok. [THN]
  • I'm not going to beat Tim Leone's headline as a tease, so here it is: "Hershey Bears head coach Mike Haviland's junior hockey hazing involved a total body shave and McDonald's filet-o-fish" [Patriot-News]
  • AHL 'staches for AHL players. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Keith Jones.