Weekend Links: Alex Ovechkin Back In Russia, Dmitry Orlov Teaches Kids, Capitals Celebrate The 4th

Photo: @Bigweekend

Happy 4th of July weekend, Caps Nation! We may be down to just one more hockey game in the 2020-21 season, as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens, 6-3 on Friday night, taking a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Lightning can win their second-consecutive Stanley Cup with a win on Monday night in Montreal.

Only one NHL team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Final series (1942 Toronto Maple Leaf’s). Other teams that have come back from 3-0 deficit in other playoff rounds are the 1975 New York Islanders, 2010 Philadelphia Flyers and 2014 Los Angeles Kings. In the mean time, here are your latest links for the 4th of July:

In Case You Missed It

National Links

  • Tampa Bay Lightning family members denied entry into Canada (ESPN)
  • Agent: Eichel, Sabres nearing resolution on surgery (TSN)
  • Another quiet night for NHL Stanley Cup, but game 2 viewership up big (Sports Media Watch)
  • Predators hope to make expansion draft trade to protect players (Pro Hockey Rumors)
  • NHL rumor roundup (Sportsnet)
  • The NHL’s greatest nicknames (Yardbarker)
  • Bettman casts doubt on players going to Olympics (TSN)
  • Alex Ovechkin’s gloves from goal #717, tying Phil Esposito for 6th on all time list, are for sale. (Meigray)

2021 Prospect Review And Forecasts

They Said What?

In an interview with the Athletic, Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon was asked about his stance on adding advertisements to uniforms.

“Look, I’d be on the very, very extreme end,” Dundon said. “Like for me if we look like Formula 1 or NASCAR, that’d be fine with me. I think the league is constantly looking at how do they maintain tradition plus maximize revenue and figure out the balance? And I think they’re doing a good job of it. But yeah, if it were left to me, it would probably be a good subset of people that didn’t like what I did.”

Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin and his family have returned home to Moscow following a few weeks of down time in Turkey. He met with media to film a spot just outside of Moscow on Thursday.

Dmitry Orlov

Dmitry Orlov spent part of his Saturday providing instruction for young defensemen in Russia.

Nick Jensen

Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen and his family are all decked-out for the holiday.

Photos: @jennerjensen12

Tom Wilson

It was a pool day for Tom Wilson and his canine brethren on Saturday.

Retro Ovi – 2009 Commerical for Eastern Motors.

And finally, from the questionable judgement category…..

By Jon Sorensen

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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2 Responses to Weekend Links: Alex Ovechkin Back In Russia, Dmitry Orlov Teaches Kids, Capitals Celebrate The 4th

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  2. Diane Doyle says:

    It may be premature but I can actually remember where I was when Dmitry Orlov was born although I, of course, wasn’t paying attention to that blessed event then. On July 23, 1991 (when Orlov was born), I was in Greenwood, SC visiting my sister-in-law who was 8+ months pregnant. She delivered her baby early – just three days after Orlov’s birth. .

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