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Thursday Caps Clips: A Grand Night for the Gr8

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: One thousand (and one) points for Alexander the Great.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • It was a magical night for the Capitals captain, his teammates, his family and Capitals fans everywhere. The team had this tremendous tribute ready to go:
  • Let’s talk about that goal. [CSNMA, RMNB, NoVa Caps (and again), CBS DC, TSN]
  • The Caps collected some excellent material at Twitter Moments... [#ovech1kin, NHL.com]
  • ... and some amazing stats work here. [Caps Today]
  • Ovi was very glad to share the moment at home with his fans and family. [NHL.com]
  • Ovechkin is greater than your favorite sniper. [theScore]
  • A thousand points of light - Ovi is still enthusiastic. [ESPN]
  • Looking at Ovi’s contract through a 1,000 points filter. [PHT]
  • How lucky we are to have the Great Eight. [NoVa Caps]
  • All these Ovechkin/Richard comparisons are doing an injustice - to Ovechkin. [THN]
  • Igor Larionov, Valery Kamensky and many other Russian hockey notables offer their thoughts. [NHL.ru]
  • A few of Ovi’s former ‘mates checked in to wish him well. [RMNB]
  • A six-bobble salute. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Josef Boumedienne, happy 50th to Ulf Dahlen, and happy 56th to Daryl Evans.