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Sunday Caps Clips: A Terrific Goal and Two Points in the Books

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Washington Capitals news and notes: The first game and first win of the season comes with a red carpet revue plus a sick, unbelievable goal by the Captain, and Chris Bourque marks a milestone. Wait, what?

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Orpik, Chimera, Holtby, Canes' room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNMA, Peerless, DSP, NVC, Stars & Sticks (plus three stars), RMNB, and from the visitor's bench, All About The Jersey and NJ.com.
  • With an incredible bull rush from the defensive zone, Alex Ovechkin dangled through, muscled past and posterized defenseman John Moore, then used the most delicate of scoring touches to lift the puck top shelf to climb another rung on the Ladder of Legendary. But truly, there are no words. You'll need to see this one for yourself. [NHL.com, CSNMA, Puck Daddy, SBNation.com, CBS Sports, theScore, CBC, RDS, FanSided, RMNB (and again), Caps Outsider, SI]
    • Y'know, his teammates have seen this before. And they still can't quite believe it. [WaPo, CSNMA, WashTimes]
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  • So the Caps' Red Carpet event was festive and well-attended/well-received by the fans: 
  • Alex Prewitt left us a nice little goodbye present with his last piece for the Post, an in-depth look at two days in July that shaped the Caps' off-season, and perhaps their future. [WaPo]
  • Jill Sorensen has questions, a properly besuited Evgeny Kuznetsov has answers. [CSNMA]
  • Is this the year? [THW]
  • The Hershey Bears opened their season with a dominant 5-1 win over host Springfield Falcons. Riley Barber scored two goals, and Chris Bourque notched his 500th and 501st AHL points with a goal and an assist. [Patriot-News, The AHL]
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  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Jason Arnott, and happy 49th to Shawn Chambers.
  • One more:  "You got your Chik-Fil-A promotion in my SkyCam!" "No, you got your SkyCam in my Chik-Fil-A promotion!" Houston, we have a problem. [Caps Outsider]