The Washington Capitals will face the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal for the first time this season.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 24th goal of the season and added an empty net goal, his 25th of the year, on April 7 vs. Tampa Bay and has now recorded 16g-7a in his last 14 games. Ovechkin currently ranks tied for first in the league in goals (Stamkos) and was named the NHL’s “First Star” of the Week for the week ending April 7. Ovechkin earned “First Star” honors for the second time in the last three weeks.
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Washington Examiner: Cheers and Jeers: Alex Ovechkin looking pretty great for Capitals again
Associated Press: Ovechkin, Oates have Capitals on top after rough start
NBCWashington.com: For Capitals, Good Old Days are Now
Toronto Sun: Alex Ovechkin is Great once more
Washington Express: Injuries Not Slowing Down Caps
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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
D Tom Poti – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day
F Martin Erat – day-to-day