Washington Capitals Evening News Links: What a Night!

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Caps rally with an Ovi hat trick, Penguins steamrolled in Chi’ town, rolling out the red carpet on a Saturday night, Chocolate town is revving up, prepping for the Canadiens, catching up with Braden Holtby and more n this evening’s Capitals’ links: 


Nathan Walker will become the first Australian to play in the NHL tomorrow against the Montreal Canadiens. (Monumental Sports)

Alex Ovechkin scores hat trick in seven minutes as Caps rally to win. (Washington Post)

For Jakub Vrana, play ping with Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov is almost beyond words. (Washington Post)

Despite shootout win, Capitals defense still has a lot to sort out. (NBCS-W)

Meet forward Tyler Graovac, the biggest surprise of the Capitals’ preseason. (Washington Post)

By the Numbers: Alex Ovechkin’s Hat Trick History. (Japers Rink)

Capitals beat Senators 5-4 (SO), Ovechkin Tallys 18th Career Hat Trick. (NoVa Caps)

A TWO-Point Night: Washington Capitals — Game 1: Capitals 5 – Senators 4 (OT/Gimmick) (Peerless Prognoticator)

Preview: Hershey Bears at Lehigh Valley Phnatoms (NoVa Caps)

For Nathan Walker, the path to the NHL has been anything but easy. (NoVa Caps)

Brutal path to the NHL – By Nathan Walker. (Players Voice)

Where Braden Holtby Buys His Coffee and Gets His Beard Trimmed in Old Town. (Washingtonian)

Karl Alzner speaks with media this afternoon at Kettler. (Tarik El Bashir)

Game preview: Canadiens at Capitals (NoVa Caps)

Game 2: Canadiens at Capitals, October 7th. (Peerless Prognosticator)

Canadiens @ Capitals: Game notes, roster and information. (Capitals)

All of the morning links from Japers Rink are here.



This one Penguins blooper sums up their ‘embarassing’ loss to the Blackhawks. (Bardown)

5 crazy stats from Chicago’s blowout win over Pittsburgh. (The Score)

Blue Jackets GM Kekalainen: Zach Werenski is ‘the real deal’ (Sportsnet)



Ducks name fan battling cancer to Opening Night roster. (Yahoo Sports)

Once in a century hat trick history made in NHL openers. (Sportsnet)

Goaltenders mostly immune to youth movement in NHL. (NHL)

John Chayka, the Arizona Coyotes’ whiz-kid GM, is more than just a numbers nerd. (TSN)

Five most interesting players to watch this season, according to analytics. (Sportsnet)

Golden Knights superfan on trip of lifetime. (NHL)



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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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