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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Victory in Beantown, prepping for Ovi's 500th, Kuznetsov the magician and more.

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  • Alex Ovechkin stands poised to pot his 500th NHL sometime in the next few games, and CSN is celebrating with a three-part montage of his time building America's Hockey Capital. Episode One was last night - here are two excerpts. The next episode will air on Thursday at 10:00pm Eastern. [CSNMA video (Part 1, Part 2)]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Kuznetsov, Burakovsky, Johansson), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), FrankovicStarsandSticks, Friends in Cold PlacesPeerlessRMNB and from the B's bench, NESN, CSNNE, Bruins Daily and Stanley Cup of Chowder.
    • "Braden Holtby has given the Bruins trouble since he was called up from the AHL and beat them as a rookie in the opening round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs... 'It wasn’t just a fluke,' Bruins coach Claude Julien said, 'it was the start of him being a great goaltender.'" [Providence Journal]
    • Related: That kick-save. Lordy, that save. [NESN]
    • Kuzya rising. [SI.com, RMNB (and again), Sportsnet]
    • Related, per Elias: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored one goal and assisted on another for the Capitals in their 3-2 win at Boston. It was Kuznetsov's 11th multiple-point game this season, the most by any Eastern Conference player. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Ottawa's Erik Karlsson, and New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri have each racked up 10 multi-point games this season. Kuznetsov registered at least two points in only five of the 80 games he played as a rookie for Washington last season.
    • Marcus Johansson is starting to get the hang of this whole centerman thing. [WaPo]
    • Get well soon, Adam McQuaid... [Puck Daddy, Sportsnet, ESPN]
    • ... and the NHL Department of Player Safety is reviewing the play that injured him. [CSNNE]
  • News and notes from yesterday's morning skate: 
  • Say, the Caps' starting goaltender has got something special. [ESPN]
  • Three things that could derail the Caps' spring and summer plans. [ESPN $]
  • Oh hai there more trade rumor-mongering. [Puck Daddy]
  • The producer of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" has now released "Washington Caps Time Capsule." You will want to watch it, and pay close attention right around the 3-minute mark. [WaPo]
  • Oilersbloggers are bored silly while they wait for Connor McDavid to return from injury, so they are ranking the all-time top 100 Oilers. You go Tom Poti , coming in at a tidy 84. [OilersNation]
  • Team Russia left Ilya Samsonov on the bench in favor of Alex Georgiev, and watched as Toronto prospect Kasperi Kapanen scored the gamewinner in overtime. [NHL.com]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Richard Zednik and happy 61st to Alex Forsythe.