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Caps Today, 3/15

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will practice today at 2 p.m. at Agganis Arena, home the Boston University Terriers men’s hockey team.

Last night captain Alex Ovechkin tallied a goal and an assist for his 700 and 701st career points in his 579th-career game. Ovechkin became the third-fastest active player to reach the 700-point plateau, behind only Teemu Selanne (541) and Jaromir Jagr (557). Ovechkin also became the fastest player to reach 700 points since Peter Forsberg in his 549th game in October 2003.

Ovechkin became just the third Capital (Peter Bondra and Mike Gartner) to record 700 or more points as a member of Washington and just the 22nd player to record 700 or more points in his first eight seasons. Ovechkin trails Bondra by just one assist for sixth all-time in Capitals history.   


Upcoming Media
Today, 2:45 p.m.: Alan May on Inside the Locker Room, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook 3-14-13: Caps 3, Canes 2 / Shaking It Up

Capitals Voice: Caps Rally From Two Down to Win 3-2 At Carolina / Listen to Alex Ovechkin Notch His 700th Career NHL Point / Listen to Joey Crabb Score for Washington, Caps Trail 2-1 in the 2nd Period
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 3/14/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 3/14/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 3/14/13 / Troy Brouwer 3/14/13 / Matt Hendricks 3/14/13 / Jason Chimera 3/14/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 3/14/13 / Caps Players on NHL Realignment 3/14/13  / Ted Leonsis on NHL Realignment 3/14/13 / Two-Man Advantage 3/14/13 / Monumental Today 3/14/13

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Hurricanes: Ribeiro’s late third-period goal propels Washington to 3-2 win / Capitals Insider: Tomas Kundratek suffers apparent leg injury in win over Carolina / Capitals Insider: Capitals on realignment, residing in ‘much tougher’ division / Capitals Insider: Tom Poti set to return to Capitals’ lineup / Capitals Insider: NHL approves realignment; Caps move to eight-team division

Washington Times: Mike Ribeiro goal gives Capitals crucial comeback victory / NHL realignment will bring Capitals old rivals, new challenges / Marcus Johansson feeling like himself again after concussion / Capitals Watch: Capitals come back to beat Hurricanes / Capitals Watch: Tomas Kundratek suffers leg injury, set for MRI / Capitals Watch: Blue Jackets, Jets, Red Wings among NHL realignment winners / Capitals Watch: Capitals at Hurricanes: Tom Poti set to return / Capitals Watch: NHL realignment official; Caps back with old Patrick Division foes

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps coach Adam Oates defends star winger Alex Ovechkin / Loose Pucks: Caps trade for minor-league defenseman Chay Genoway / Loose Pucks: NHL approves realignment; Caps to renew old rivalries

CSN Washington: Joe B: Caps rally again to top Hurricanes / Ovechkin, Chimera say they have to be better / End of the Southeast Division is near / It’s official: Caps joining Pens, Flyers, Rangers / Monumental Today 3/14/13 / Capitals add defensive depth

NHL: Ribeiro gives Capitals comeback win over Hurricanes / Refocused Ribeiro lauded for leadership, maturity / Capitals acquire two players in separate deals

Associated Press: Late Ribeiro goal gives Caps the win Ribiero’s game-winner gives Caps needed confidence-booster

WNST: Frankovic: Ovechkin’s Big Night Rallies Caps to Victory
Ted’s Take: The John Wall Effect / Guest Editorial on Social Media / Vox Media is Digital Publisher of the Year / State of Well-Being / White Smoke / A Thoughtful Blog Post / Another Win Over A Good Team / “Uncapturing A Friedman”

Recent Transactions
March 14 Acquired Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto in exchange for Kevin Marshall
March 14 Acquired Chay Genoway from Minnesota in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2014
March 12 Recalled Cameron Schilling from Hershey
March 10 Assigned Philipp Grubauer to Hershey

Injury Update
D Mike Green – day-to-day
D Jack Hillen – day-to-day
D John Erskine – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day