Washington Capitals Evening News Links: Shooting for History

Kudos for Alex Ovechkin, preparations for the Tampa Bay Lightning, starters for tonight’s game in Tampa, an historical look at past goal-scoring dominance, Nathan Walker reflects on the last week, catching up with Evgeny Kuznetsov and more in this evening’s Capitals links: 

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Caps Today, 10/9/17 (Monumental Sports)

Caps Face Bolts in Tampa (Mike Vogel)

Rinkside update with Evgeny Kuznetsov (Mike Vogel)

Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov has assisted on all seven of Alex Ovechkin’s goals. (Washington Post)

Ovechkin surprises young fan, Alex Luey. (Sportsnet)

Starting lines, defensive pairs and goaltender for tonight against Tampa Bay. (NoVa Caps)

With Lightning’s Brown breaking the ice, Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly considers anthem protest. (Washington Post)

What We Learned: What if Alex Ovechkin shoots like this all year? (Yahoo Sports)

As Ovechkin aims for third hat trick, Look back at quickest starts of the past 30 years. (The Hockey News)

Alex Ovechkin named NHL’s “First Star” of the week. (NoVa Caps)

What’s a bit different about Ovechkin. (NBC Sports)

Ovechkin credits sister-in-law for historic scoring binge. (The Score)

Nathan Walker, NHL’s first Australian player, took ‘long, tough’ road to improbable debut. (Sporting News)

Five burning questions following Aussie Nathan Walker’s spectacular NHL debut. (Fox Sports)

Game preview: Washington @ Tampa Bay. (NoVa Caps)

Game 3: Capitals at Lightning, October 9th. (Peerless Prognosticator)

Lightning hope to hold onto hats vs. Caps’ Ovechkin. (Yahoo Sports)

Alex Ovechkin: Once in nearly a century. (NoVa Caps)

As Lightning starts with defensive struggles, enter Alex Ovechkin. (Tampa Tribune)

NoVa Caps announces partnership with USA Warriors. (NoVa Caps)

All of the morning links from Japers Rink are here.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Anderson back with Blue Jackets after conditioning stint. (NBC Sports)

Divorced Edmonton couple faces off over custody of Oilers tickets. (Sportsnet)

Ducks trade Dustin Tokarski to Flyers for future considerations. (Sportsnet)

Toews, Hawks refreshed after ”ugly” playoffs. (TSN)

 

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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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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