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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps come calling in Tampa, Walker takes a call from Down Under, Bondra answers his team’s call once again and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • How Alex Ovechkin got his groove back... [WaPo, NatPo]
  • ... and along those lines, just how gr8 was that first goal vs. the Habs? [Caps Outsider]
  • Jakub Vrana may not speak much Russian, but he and his new linemates understand each other well enough on the ice. [WaPo]
  • Nathan Walker is not just earning plaudits from Down Under... [The Age, SBS News, The New Daily, IIHF, ESPN, SB Nation, CBS DC]
  • ... he’s now earned a phone call from Australia’s Prime Minister:
  • Welcome back, Bonzai! Capitals legend Peter Bondra has returned to the franchise, newly named the team’s Director of Alumni Affairs and Business Development... [Caps Today, Sport.sk]
  • ... and Ovechkin made sure to welcome him home by tying Bondra’s record (19) for the most hat tricks in franchise history.