The Washington Capitals defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout last night. The win improved Washington to 22-15-2-0 all-time in home openers and 12-2-1-0 in home openers at Verizon Center.
Capitals rookie Connor Carrick scored his first NHL goal last night, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to score his first NHL goal in the home opener. The last Capitals player to score his first career NHL goal during the home opener was Alex Ovechkin on Oct. 5, 2005 against Columbus.
Must Read/See/Hear Material
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Pregame / Braden Holtby Pregame / Joel Ward Pregame / Rinkside Update: Nicklas Backstrom / Two-Man Advantage / Adam Oates on Alexander Urbom / Alex Ovechkin Postgame / Michal Neuvirth Postgame / Marcus Johansson Postgame / Connor Carrick Postgame / Brooks Laich Postgame / Adam Oates Postgame / TJ Galiardi Postgame / Mark Giordano Postgame / Bob Hartley Postgame
Washington Post: Mike Wise: The Capitals have all the makings to be a contender. But we’ve heard it before. / Washington Capitals rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Calgary in home opener in shootout, 5-4 / Capitals Insider: Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Flames / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates: Jack Hillen is ‘going to be out for a bit’ / Capitals Insider: Open thread: Capitals vs. Flames / Capitals Insider: Capitals acquire Alexander Urbom, assign Michael Latta to Hershey / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: ‘I notice a difference in him all the time’ / Capitals Insider: Capitals’ projected lineup for home opener against Flames / DC Sports Bog: Brooks Laich: Caps have never been closer / DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin’s Olympic torch and outfit to be displayed at Verizon Center / DC Sports Bog: 106.7 The Fan giving Caps tickets to furloughed workers
CSN Washington: Oates goes back to opening lineup / Grabovski gives Caps power play new dimension / Caps claim 'bright prospect' from Devils / Capitals like Urbom's size, mobility / Hillen leaves home opener with lower body injury / Caps come way back to win home opener / Oates says Holtby will start Saturday
Associated Press: Capitals Rally to Top Flames in Shootout
NBCWashington.com: One Change in Capitals' Lineup for Home Opener Against Flames
Washington Business Journal: Where do the Caps rank among NHL’s most expensive tickets? / Monumental Sports teams with PressBox, expands to Washington, D.C.
WTTG – FOX 5: On Ovechkin’s Olympic Display at Verizon Center
Capitals Voice: Catching up with Adam Oates / Part two: Chatting with GM George McPhee / Alexander Urbom: Back to the Future / Connor Carrick scores his first NHL goal, Caps trail 3-1 / Alex Ovechkin scores his second of the year, Caps trail 4-2 / Capitals pull to within one with Alex Ovechkin's third of the year, second of the game / Backstrom ties the game 4-4 late in the third period / Caps rally to win 5-4, hear the final moments here
Ted’s Take: Boffo Ratings / See You All Tonight For Caps Home Opener / 4th Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge in DC / Behind the Scenes / A Must See: John Wooden On Values And Victory / Over/Under on Wizards / PressBox expands to DCJapers’ Rink: Friday Caps Clips: Comeback Caps / Japers' Rink Mailbag: Grabovski, Erat and Reasons for Optimism / Capitals vs. Flames Recap: Rough Start, Smooth Finish in Caps' 5-4 Shootout Win / The Noon Number / Capitals Acquire Alexander Urbom