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Wednesday Caps Clips: First Road Win; First Cap to 900

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Captain notches another milestone, the team notches its first road win, Backstrom receives some recognition and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Backstrom), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP, NVC, RMNB, and from the other end of the ice, Matchsticks and Gasoline and Flames Nation.
    • If you slept through the game like I did, relive all the best parts here. Like I did. [CSN Rewind (video)]
    • Make that 900 (and then 901) for Alex Ovechkin. Congrats, Captain! [John Walton's call, Rink, CSNMA, PHT, RMNB (and again), S&S, pravda.sk]
    • That pass. Lordy, that pass. [RMNB, SB Nation]
    • [Calgary center] Joe Colborne: "Would have been nice if we could have caught them before Backstrom got back. I think that’s what every team was hoping for. We know their skill. We see them every night on the highlight reels, it seems like they’re always scoring nice goals." [Faceoff]
  • Caps' general manager Brian MacLellan is along on the roadie, and sat down with Joe Beninati to look at his squad four (going on five) games in. [CSNMA (video)]
  • Nicklas Backstrom is the Lig's most highly-rated underrated player. [WaPo]
  • Brooks laichs this year's model. [106.7 The Fan, S&S]
  • Sergei Gimaev is (more or less) the Russian version of Don Cherry; when the question of "the best Russian in the NHL" came up, had this to say: "Always I rejoice in the success of Vladimir Tarasenko . This handsome man, who in the last season has become one of the main stars of the league, and now confirms its status. I wish to continue in the same spirit. And even win the title of top scorer in the NHL. But the main hero of hockey in North America can not be for one season. Here Ovechkin had 10 amazing seasons.The most outstanding athlete of Russia. This rock star for fans all over the world. His love, and around each news reigns an incredible excitement." [Soviet Sport]
  • Oh hai there Radim Vrbata up on the top line with the Sedin Collective ahead of the Caps' visit on Thursday. [PHT]
  • If you're in Chicago on October 28, you can attend Dr. Gerard Gioia's presentation on head injuries in young people. He's the Caps' team neuropsychologist and has bunches of other impressive credentials as well. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Finally, happy trails to Cap-for-two-months Curtis Glencross , who announced his retirement. [Sportsnet]