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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin nets the OT GWG and another place in the record books, Samsonov suits up for Russia, revisiting the Langway trade and more.

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  • Recaps of last night's nailbiter from us, Vogs, Monumental (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, CP, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), Frankovic, NoVa Caps, FiCP, RMNB, Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, Illegal Curve, and Arctic Ice Hockey.
  • Alex Ovechkin’s overtime goal lifted his team to victory, and lifted his name another notch higher on the NHL all-time gamewinning goal leaderboard. With 91, Ovi leaves Mike Gartner behind and joins Wayne Gretzky and Mark Recchi in the 16 slot. [CBS DC, TSS, RMNB, NVC]
  • His 18th career overtime goal also brought him to second place overall, behind only Jaromir Jagr with 19 OT goals... [@PR_NHL]
  • ... and his 2-goal night was his 109th multi-goal game, passing Jarome Iginla for the most in the past 20 seasons. [@ESPNStatsInfo]
  • Awkward and unfortunate - that time Braden Holtby and John Carlson crashed in to one another while the Jets scored. [RMNB]
  • Oh dear, Jets coach Paul Maurice wasn’t too happy with the “too many men” call that put his team in a 4-on-3 bind in overtime. [CSNMA, Puck Daddy]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental (Trotz, Caps Locker Room, Rinkside Update/Oshie)]
  • Forecheck, please. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Tom Wilson hasn’t taken a minor penalty yet this season. (His fantasy owners weep.) [WaPo, NVC, CSNMA]
  • The PK is A-OK. And Marcus Johansson is trending up too. [CSNMA, NVC, Caps Outsider]
  • Like Mike Knuble, but faster - the case for keeping top-line Justin Williams. [FiCP]
  • Related: The case for, and the case against, voting for the Justin Williams “big hair” bobblehead. [Caps Outsider]
  • Three ways the Caps are using their defensemen more aggressively. [RMNB]
  • Ilya Samsonov will be suiting up for Russia’s U20 team today versus Finland in the first match of the Four Nations Tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden. [magmetall.ru]
  • The Habs-eye view of the trade that sent Rod Langway and Brian Engblom to the Caps in exchange for Ryan Walter. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Five NHL teams ready for a Cubs-style championship and love fest. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Rick Berry.
  • One more, just for fun: