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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first win of the season, the Captain's 86th multiple-goal game, the return of Mike Green, the Caps hire a statsman and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shutout win from us (QuickCap, recap), Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Burakovsky, Green, Holtby), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), AP, PHT, Peerless, DC Pro Sports Report, DSP, RMNB and BrooksLaichYear (with teh #fancystats) and from the other end of the ice, CSNNE and SCOC.
    • All the goals. [Capitals Voice (one, two, three, four)]
    • The team has a new postgame tradition (with a seen/unseen advisory. Click with care.) [Eye on Hockey, RMNB]
    • Did you see Mike Green 's power play goal? NESN analyst Andy Brickley breaks it down for you... [NESN (video)]
    • ... and maybe that goal doesn't happen without this nifty assist from Evgeny Kuznetsov, and maybe Kuzya's assist doesn't happen if Andre Burakovsky doesn't get the puck off his stick before Boston's Kevan Miller smushes him into the boards.  Well done, rooks. [RMNB]
  • Since it's never too early to begin planning the parade, here's the list of NHL awards winners after exactly three days of the 2014-2015 season. [Along The Boards]
  • Five biggest opening-week surprises. [ESPN]
  • Hershey updates:
    • The Bears opened their season on the road at Norfolk, and scored four goals to the Admirals' five. [Patriot-News]
    • They will play in Norfolk again on Monday, and then three more games on the road before their home opener on October 25. [Patriot-News]
  • The win against Boston was nice, but the bigger news of the day was the team's announcement that they have hired an analytics expert, and not just any old expert, but the mack daddy original gangster hockey statsblogger Tim Barnes. [WaPo, TSN, RMNB]
  • Eric Fehr's anti-bullying children's book now has a companion T-shirt, available for a limited time. [booster.com]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Mike Green and happy 49th to Todd Krygier.