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Caps Today 10/7

Alex Ovechkin, Mikhail Grabovski, Marcus Johansson and Mike Green got off to a quick start this season. Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals (4), points (6), power-play goals (3) and shots (24) while Grabovski ranks second in power-play goals (2) and tied for second in goals (3) and points (5). Johansson and Green rank tied for second in assists (4). The Capitals are scheduled to practice on Monday (10:30 a.m.), Tuesday (10:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (10:30 a.m.) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex before returning to action against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 10 at Verizon Center.

Upcoming Media

Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: Alan May, ESPN 980

Wednesday, 8:40 a.m.: Brooks Laich on Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM

Wednesday, 2 p.m.: Caps Report on

Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.: Greg Wyshynski, ESPN980

Wednesday, 3:50 p.m.: Karl Alzner on LaVar & Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump n’ Chase: Caps Hope a Lead Will Help Them Roll Four / Postgame Recap/Notebook: Stars 2, Caps 1

Monumental Network: Adam Oates Pregame / Alex Ovechkin Pregame / Brooks Laich Pregame / Rinkside Update: John Carlson / Two-Man Advantage / Adam Oates Postgame / Brooks Laich Postgame / Alex Ovechkin Postgame / Steve Oleksy Postgame

Washington Post: Washington Capitals lose to Dallas Stars despite goal by Alex Ovechkin / Capitals Insider: Capitals need to find their bearings at even strengthCapitals Insider: Five thoughts about the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the StarsCapitals Insider: About the Capitals’ disallowed goal in DallasCapitals Insider: Open thread: Capitals at StarsCapitals Insider: Catching up with former Caps prospect, Stars center Cody EakinCapitals Insider: Joel Ward recounts being trapped in a hotel bathroomCapitals Insider: Jack Hillen underwent successful surgery; Steve Oleksy to face Stars

CSN Washington: Second thoughts on Caps' loss in DallasPre-game notebook: Caps at StarsHillen out 4-6 months with leg fractureHoltby: 'It's nice when a coach has trust in you' / “I think the goalie embellished a little” / Capitals fall on the road in Dallas / Ovechkin: We have to play better / Alex Ovechkin scores a PP goal in 1st period Stars hold off Capitals to give Ruff first win  / Capitals' Ward was trapped in Dallas bathroom

NBC Sports: Holtby appreciates support of coach during slump / Caps’ Hillen undergoes surgery, expected out 4-6 months

Sporting News: Capitals, hotel staff stage thrilling toilet rescue of Joel Ward

Sports Illustrated: Capitals Forward Joel Ward Tweeted His Way Out of Dallas Bathroom

USA Today: These early NHL trends can be sustained

Associated Press: Chiasson's goal lifts Stars over Capitals 2-1

Yahoo! Puck Daddy: Operation Save Wardo: Capitals’ Joel Ward’s dramatic and tender bathroom stall rescue

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Monday, October 7 /  The Plays of the Week for Washington / Alex Ovechkin Scores his Fourth of the Year, Opens the Scoring

Ted’s Take: And more on "Drive, He Said" / They Killed Lincoln, and then Kennedy / Greek Vine God / "Super Amigos" / And Speaking of Alex Ovechkin - See This Photo / Was News To Me / Media Scrum for Wizards

Japers’ Rink: Monday Caps Clips: Even? Yes. Strength? Not Yet. / Sunday Caps Clips: Stalled in Dallas / Capitals vs Stars Recap: Caps Can't Rally, Stars Win 2-1 / Operation Save Wardo: The Thrilling Rescue of Joel Ward