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Sunday Caps Clips: Big Win in Big D

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A win nine years in the making.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of last night's first-win-since-2008 from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Locker Room),, AP, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), Peerless, Frankovic, S&S, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and from the visitors' bench, Defending Big D and Dallas Morning News.
  • Jay Beagle’s first-ever overtime goal gave his team the W. He sez “it was never a doubt.” [CSNMA (and again), RMNB]
  • But the game wouldn’t get to overtime without Matt Niskanen’s slap shot that was deflected in by TJ Oshie for the game-tying goal. It was Nisky’s 700th game, against the team that drafted him (in the first round), and his dad was along to see it. Dallas media even named him second star of the game. A very good day indeed for #2. [Matt Niskanen interview, Chuck Niskanen interview]
  • Alex Ovechkin continued his assault on the NHL’s all-time scoring records. His 22nd goal on the season came on the power play, from the left circle, and was the 204th man-advantage goal in his career, which moved him into a tie for 15th overall with Wayne Gretzky. [, RMNB]
  • The #CapsDads roadie gets more awesome each day. Too bad it wrapped up last night:
  • They had a team dinner (with a show) on Friday night. []
  • They had a grand time watching their sons complete the two-game sweep of the Mentors’ Trip. []
  • Lars Johansson continued his dancin’ ways, now with more TJ Oshie. [RMNB,]
  • And team statistician Tim Ohashi’s dad Kenichi absolutely stole. the show. [RMNB]
  • Finally, some former Caps also reached some milestones on Saturday:
  • Matt Hendricks played in NHL game #500. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Pheonix Copley made his first NHL start for the St. Louis Blues - a 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • And former Cap Michael Latta was traded from the Kings to the Blackhawks for former Bear Cam Schilling. [@mirtle]