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Daily Washington news and notes: The Caps pick up a point against the Sharks, Liam O'Brien sets tongues a'wagging, and everything Barry Trotz knew about Ovechkin was wrong.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Our own Rob Parker chats with John Walton for your Morning Drive. [Capitals Voice]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us (QuickCap, Recap and the night in GFYs), Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Green, Johansson, Alzner, O'Brien, Peters), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog, blog), AP, PHTPeerlessDSP, GM on a Couch, RMNB, Stars and Sticks and BrooksLaichYear and from the other end of the ice, Contra Costa Times and Fear the Fin.
  • The Caps are off to a fast start, and the keys to this success are named Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green... [Frankovic]
  • ... although very possibly the new coach might have had some hand in it as well. [THW]
  • "It's almost as if people in the hockey world were describing a different guy when they told the newly hired Barry Trotz about [Alex] Ovechkin this summer. 'All of the things that were said about him have been the exact opposite,' Trotz said." [USA Today]
  • With Braden Holtby playing lights-out hockey, the coaches will be hard-pressed to find some ice time for Justin Peters. [WaPo]
  • Apparently in hockey it is important to have good linemates and also it is important to have good chemistry with those linemates. Imma have to think on this. [Too Many Men]
  • Here's the Captain getting cozy with Russian chanteuse Katyla Lel in her new music video. Best to hang on to the day job for now, Sasha. [All The Links]
  • Finally, a Comcast Mid-Atlantic Sports producer has a few thoughts on being a hockey fan who also happens to be black. [CBS Baltimore]