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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Our long national nightmare is over as the Caps win at Xcel for the first time in eight tries, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzHoltbyOvechkinKuznetsovWilsonOrpikhighlights), NHL.com, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNWAPStars and SticksRMNB, and from the shores of one of the ten thousand lakes, FOX SportsStar Tribune and Hockey Wilderness.
    • Fist bumps! [Caps OT]
    • Alex Ovechkin replaced a two-game drought with a two-goal game, and now sits at 47 goals with 10 games left on the season. [The Score]
    • More, from Elias: Alex Ovechkin notched his 13th multiple-goal game this season when he scored twice to lead the Capitals to a 3-2 win at Minnesota on Thursday. This is the fourth time that Ovechkin has posted at least a baker's dozen of multi-goal games in a season; he had 14 in 2009-10, and 13 in both 2007-08 and 2008-09. That's one more season of 13-or more multiple-goal games than all other NHL players combined have recorded since Ovechkin entered the league in October 2005. Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Cheechoo and Steven Stamkos have done that once each over the last ten seasons.
  • Bryan Murray, the Caps' longest-tenured and winningest coach (and former GM), is using his battle with colon cancer to raise awareness about the disease. [AP]
  • More picks for potential trios the Caps might use should the NHL adopt three-on-three overtime. [CSNW]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-game skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzChimera, Rinkside Update/Alzner)]
    • The Caps' visit to Minnesota gave them a chance to take on the NHL's hottest team and pay them back for a loss at home a few weeks ago - but this time they had a not-so-secret weapon. [WaPo]
    • The game was a homecoming for a few of the Caps, including Matt Niskanen, who grew up playing a number of sports... [CSNW, The Score]
    • ...and Nate Schmidt, who wasn't even sure he'd get a chance to suit up for his hometown crowd until Tim Gleason was taken out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. [WaPo]
    • Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk has been red-hot since arriving in Minnesota, but he owes at least some of his success to a very brief time under Barry Trotz in Nashville. [WaPo]
  • What will it cost to re-sign Mike Green? I'm going with "money," final answer. [RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin, landlord. [CSNW (video)]
  • With his SHL team done for the year, Caps' prospect Christian Djoos may be Hershey-bound. [Arbetarbladet.se]
  • Since joining forces with the Caps a decade ago, the Hershey Bears have led the AHL in attendance for nine straight seasons. [Patriot-News (and again)]
  • If you only watch one 12+ minute video of someone filling out their NCAA tournament bracket, make it this one - because Tom Wilson and Michael Latta are at it again. [Monumental videoWaPo]
  • Happy 32nd birthday to Dennis Wideman.
  • Finally, Rest In Peace, Matthew Wuest - your work and your example inspired us all, and what could be more incredible than that?