The Capitals will look to extend their eight-game winning streak on home ice when they return to Capital One Arena on Sunday afternoon to face the St. Louis Blues at 3 pm.
2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby has a shorthanded goal and two assists in five games for Team Sweden. Jonsson-Fjallby and Sweden will now face Team USA tonight at 8 p.m.
This Day in Capitals History:
Jan. 4, 2000: Sergei Gonchar recorded his first career NHL hat trick as the Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 at MCI Center. Gonchar's 144 goals with the Capitals are the second most in team history by a defenseman (Calle Johansson; 149). Additional info on the Caps history and behind-the-scenes stories can be found in '100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die'
Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 5, Canes 4 (OT)
Washington Post: The Caps are riding high, but the bottom could fall out any minute / Capitals could reunite slumping T.J. Oshie with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom / Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin tops fan voting, named captain for NHL’s All-Star Game
Washington Times: At halfway point, Capitals thriving from competition for playing time
NBC Sports Washington: Alex Ovechkin's early season dominance rewarded with NHL All-Star Game captaincy / Barry Trotz has a plan to reignite T.J. Oshie's scoring spark / Caps' top prospects: Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is turning heads
NHL.com: McDavid tops NHL All-Star Fan Vote (Alex Ovechkin mentioned) / NHL, adidas unveil All-Star Game uniforms (Alex Ovechkin mentioned) / Ovechkin makes more history with Capitals
AP: Steven Stamkos highlights list of captains as Lightning host All-Star Weekend (Alex Ovechkin mentioned)
Canadian Press: Stamkos, Ovechkin, Subban, McDavid voted All-Star captains
CBS Sports: Alex Ovechkin passes Wayne Gretzky to become sixth in goals with one franchise
NBC Sports: NHL All-Star Game: Ovechkin, Stamkos, Subban, McDavid voted captains
WUSA: Caps Casino Night: Play blackjack shoulder to shoulder with the Caps
Japer’s Rink: Thursday Caps Clips: O Captain, Everyone’s Captain
Washington Capitals: All-Star Captain | Alex Ovechkin / Rinkside Update | Jay Beagle / Caps 365 | January 3 / Barry Trotz | January 3
NBC Sports Washington: Alex Ovechkin always has fun at the All-Star Game
WUSA-TV CBS 9: NBCSW’s Craig Laughlin Joins Great Day Washington to Chat About MSE Foundation’s Casino Night