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Caps Today, 3/25/13

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will practice today at 11:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has scored a goal in five straight games (six goals). The streak is his longest since this time last year; he scored seven goals over a five-game stretch from March 18-25, 2012.

Ovechkin now has three consecutive multiple-point games, and he has totaled nine points (six goals, three assists) in his last five games. He is tied for 17th in the NHL in scoring with 31 points and his 16 goals are tied for sixth in the league. Ovechkin is tied for the league lead with 136 shots on net.


Upcoming Media
Tuesday, 12:45 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Fix, ESPN 980 AM
Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.: John Walton on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook 3-24-13: Caps 3, Rangers 2 (SO) / Caps Looking To End Road Trip On High Note

Capitals Voice: Backstrom Nets Shootout Winner As Caps Win 3-2 In New York / Caps and Rangers Tied At 2-2 After One / Catching Up With Jay Beagle, As The Caps Conclude Road Trip In New York
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 3/24/13 / Capitals Postgame Locker Room 3/24/13 / Nicklas Backstrom 3/24/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 3/24/13 / Alex Ovechkin 3/24/13 / Mike Ribeiro 3/24/13 / Jason Chimera 3/24/13 / Two-Man Advantage 3/24/13 / Scouting Report: New York Rangers 3/24/13

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Rangers: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom lift Washington to third straight win / Capitals Insider: Mike Ribeiro seeking long-term deal in next contract / Capitals Insider: Capitals beat Rangers in shootout, Oates not fond of tie-breaker / Capitals Insider: Back in the lineup, Mike Green working to better protect himself on the ice / Capitals Insider: Capitals stick with the same lineup

Washington Times: Capitals’ Brooks Laich put time in press box to good use / Capitals Watch: Mike Ribeiro wants ‘long-term’ deal to re-sign with Capitals / Capitals Watch: Caps win in shootout; Adam Oates still doesn’t like hockey’s ‘home run derby’ / Capitals Watch: At the horn: Capitals beat Rangers in shootout / Capitals Watch: Capitals at Rangers: Defensive changes / Capitals Watch: It might take time for Mike Green to get his ‘mojo’ back

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps 3, Rangers 2 (Shootout): Five Observations

CSN Washington: Capitals cap off roadtrip with crucial SO win / Capitals-Rangers instant analysis / Big game in the Big Apple / Caps hope Green becomes a moving target / Oates preaches patience against Rangers

NHL: Capitals edge Rangers in SO for third straight win

Associated Press: Caps ride Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin by Rangers in SO Ovechkin, Caps stay hot; Rangers fall again / Capitals’ Ovechkin: Good feelings right now
Ted’s Take: Tough End To Road Trip
Capitals Outsider: Kolzig Bobblehead Shines - Literally

Recent Transactions
March 23 Assigned Joey Crabb to Hershey
March 18 Recalled Dmitry Orlov from Hershey

Injury Update
D Tomas Kundratek – day-to-day
D John Erskine – day-to-day
D Tom Poti – day-to-day