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Caps Today 9/27

The Capitals conclude their home preseason schedule tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Tonight will mark the second time the teams have met this preseason, as Washington defeated the Flyers 4-3 (SO) in Philadelphia on Sept. 16.

Captain Alex Ovechkin leads the team with two power-play goals this preseason, as Washington has registered a power-play goal in five of its six games. Ovechkin led the NHL in power-play goals last season (16), while Washington went 44-for-164 (26.8%) on the power play in 2012-13, ranking first in the NHL.


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump n’ Chase: Off-Day Notebook: Sept. 26 / Caps Finish Off Home Portion of 2013 Preseason vs. Flyers on Friday

Monumental Network: Alex Ovechkin / Adam Oates / Rinkside Update: Darin Segal / Monumental Today

Washington Post: Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin to be first Russian Olympic torchbearer / Capitals Insider: Brooks Laich misses practice, Joel Ward ill / DC Sports Bog: Ted Leonsis: Nats should be an example for the Caps

Washington Times: Alex Ovechkin will be first Russian to carry Olympic torch in Sochi relay

CSN Washington: Ovechkin commits to Olympic torch run / Ovechkin prepares for long Olympic weekend / Oates' thoughts on Kundratek, Laich, babies / Leonsis says Caps' window is 'wide open' / Ovechkin talks about the importance of the Olympic torch / A day in the life of Caps’ Steve Oleksy / Table Manners: Rod Langway with the Junkies

NBC Sports: Ovechkin to be first Russian torchbearer for Sochi Olympics

Fox Sports 1: Ovechkin to carry the Olympic torch Capitals' Ovechkin proud to carry Olympic Torch

Associated Press: Capitals' Ovechkin to be first Russian torch-bearer on road to Sochi Olympics

Sporting News: Alex Ovechkin will carry Olympic torch, will not miss Capitals' opener

USA Today: Ovechkin to carry Olympic torch

CNBC Squawk Box: Interview with Ted Leonsis

Globe and Mail: Ovie and the Olympic torch

Washington Business Journal: 10 Washington Capitals worth following on Twitter

Penn Live: Tomas Kundratek on waivers, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look for new heavyweight, and more / Hershey Bears D Tomas Kundratek clears NHL waivers, G David Leggio draws first exhibition start / Brandon Segal brings Calder Cup championship experience to Hershey Bears / Hershey Bears head coach Mike Haviland on first three days of training camp: Video

Lebanon Daily News: Hershey Bears ready to write new chapter

106.7 The Fan: Karl Alzner

WRC – NBC 4: Ovechkin to carry the Olympic torch

WTTG – FOX 5: Ovechkin to carry the Olympic torch and MSE teams up with Kaboom to build a playground / MSE Foundation teams up with Kaboom to build playground

WUSA – USA 9: Ovechkin to carry the Olympic torch

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Friday, September 27

Ted’s Take: Search for the "Perfect Storm" Ship / Is The Window? / Ovechkin and the Olympic Torch / Monumental Network to Stream DC United Match

Japers’ Rink: The Noon Number / Japers' Rink Mailbag: Projecting Ovechkin's Goal Total and the Second Line / Friday Caps Clips: Flyers @ Caps Game Day