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Caps Today, 4/8/13

Today’s Storyline

The Washington Capitals are off today and will hold a morning skate on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Bell Centre in Montreal.

Last night the Capitals pushed their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay. Alex Ovechkin scored his 24th goal of the season and added an empty net goal, his 25th of the year, and has now recorded 16g-7a in his last 14 games. Ovechkin currently ranks tied for first in the league in goals (Stamkos).

Nicklas Backstrom assisted on Ovechkin’s first goal for his 300th career assist. Backstrom has tallied 1g-10a in his last six contests.

Upcoming Media
Tuesday, 12:45 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Fix, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: Caps 4, Lightning 2
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 4/7/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 4/7/13 / Jon Cooper Postgame 4/7/13 / Lightning Postgame Locker Room 4/7/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 4/7/13 / Karl Alzner 4/7/13 / Marcus Johansson 4/7/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 4/7/13 / Two-Man Advantage 4/7/13

Capitals Voice: Capitals Win 4-2 Over Tampa Bay Sunday Night / Joel Ward Gives The Caps a 3-2 Lead, End of Two Periods / Listen to John Carlson Tie the Game at 2-2 Sunday / Ovechkin One Goal Off NHL Lead, Scoring His 24th Sunday / Marcus Johansson: Tonight’s Pregame Radio Feature

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Lightning: Alex Ovechkin scores two more goals as Washington tops Tampa Bay, 4-2 / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin scores empty-net goalCapitals Insider: Brooks Laich, Martin Erat to miss Capitals’ game vs. Lightning / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin’s offensive tear continues with hat trick against Panthers / Capitals Insider: Capitals want to learn from lackluster finish against Panthers

Washington Times: Alex Ovechkin leads way as Caps win fourth straight / Capitals notes: Brooks Laich to see specialist about latest injury / Capitals’ defenseman Mike Green looks to be back in an offensive groove / Capitals Watch: Alex Ovechkin finally scores empty-netter / Capitals Watch: Caps beat Lightning, winning streak at four / Capitals Watch: It’s been a good week for Jack Hillen / Capitals Watch: Capitals vs. Lightning: Left wing shuffle / Capitals Watch: Brooks Laich, Martin Erat out for Caps vs. Lightning / Capitals Watch: ‘Big boy’ Ben Bishop starts for Lightning at Capitals 

Washington Examiner: Alex Ovechkin stays hot as Capitals take sole possession of first place / Loose Pucks: Caps 4, Lightning 2: Five Observations / Loose Pucks: Caps Game Night – 7 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay

CSN Washington: New Ovechkin producing glory of old / Instant analysis: Caps 4, Lightning 2 / Beninati: Caps come home to first place / Laich, Erat sit out against Lightning / Laich to visit specialist / Beninati: Caps hold off Panthers / Hendricks and Beagle share an interesting snack

NHL: Ovechkin ties for lead in goals in Capitals’ win

Associated Press: Ovechkin, Capitals Continue to Roll with Win Over Lightning Video: Alex Killorn tries to impede Alex Ovechkin from bench, fails Ovechkin on difference between this year and last: ‘Trust’ / Erat isn’t concussed after ugly boarding incident / Caps ‘can’t quite get a handle’ on Laich’s injury Alex Ovechkin Scores Empty-Net Goal Despite Interference From Lightning Player on Bench

WNST: Frankovic: Ovechkin scores twice, but Neuvirth the Caps hero vs Tampa
Ted’s Take: Stars Were Out at Verizon Center Last Night / And Speaking of Stars / People with College Degrees are Less Unemployed

Recent Transactions
April 5 Signed Patrick Wey and Julien Brouillette
April 3 Acquired Martin Erat and Michael Latta from Nashville in exchange for Filip Forsberg; Assigned Nate Schmidt to Hershey

Injury Update
D Tom Poti – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day

F Martin Erat – day-to-day