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Sunday Caps Clips: A Pheonix Rises Over the Flames

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Two goalies get first wins, consistent Ovechkin and more.

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Your savory brunch of champions links:

  • ... and yay starting goalies too. [RMNB]
  • Through the first ten games of this, his 14th season, Alex Ovechkin’s goal and point production compare favorably to the first ten games of the previous 13 seasons. [Caps Outsider]
  • Brace yourselves - the NHL is setting the stage for sports betting. And DC might be first on the list. [NoVa Caps]
  • Actually, there were TWO Caps goalies getting their first victories via the shootout yesterday. Congrats also to Ilya Samsonov, who held off the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to earn the Hershey Bears a shootout victory. Also, forward Beck Malenstyn scored his first pro goal. [RMNB, NoVa Caps (plus photos)]
  • Finally, Caps GM Brian MacLellan got a nice gift for his 60th birthday yesterday: