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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Celebrating Ovi’s 709th, the NHL adjusts coronavirus guidelines, a look at how the newest Caps are doing and more.

NHL: JAN 19 Capitals at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Much has changed for the Caps since June of 2018 - so have the changes been good, bad, or a mix? [Rink]
  • Celebrations, congratulations, and a breakdown of Alex Ovechkin’s 709th goal, moving him into sole possession of seventh place all-time. [Caps video (Gartner congrats, one-on-one with Gartner), S&S]
  • As the pandemic’s impact on the NHL starts to be more widespread, the league is scrambling to adjust guidelines in the hope of keeping it at bay. [WaPo]
  • Early season surprises and disappointments. [PHT]
  • The NHL’s point system is already making standings tight this season... and don’t expect that to change as it goes on. [WaPo]
  • Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) to assess the team’s forwards and defensemen through the first 11 games. [NoVa Caps]
  • Looking at the Caps’ depth and other pressing matters of DC hockey. [NBCSW]
  • A look at how some of the team’s new guys are settling in with the Caps so far this season. [NoVa Caps]
  • At 43 years old, Zdeno Chara continues to defy his age. [106.7 The Fan]
  • Stingrays’ color commentator Nick Harvey is living out his lifetime dream. [Caps Outsider]
  • Baltimore respiratory therapist and diehard Caps fan Vicki White got the good news direct from Tom Wilson that she’ll be honored by the Caps at tomorrow’s game. [Baltimore Sun]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday night’s loss in New York. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Bob Sirois.