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Caps Today, 1/28/13

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex today at 11 a.m. following their 3-2 victory over Buffalo yesterday.

John Erskine scored his first goal of the season last night. Erskine’s goal was his first since April 5, 2011, when he scored against the Maple Leafs in Toronto in a 3-2 Washington shootout victory. Yesterday’s goal was the 12th of Erskine’s 426-game NHL career, and it was the ninth he has scored while wearing a Capitals’ sweater.

Washington has never lost a regular-season game in which Erskine has scored a goal; it is now 9-0 in those contests.

Not only did Erskine supply a big goal, he logged 20:56 on the backline. That marks the most ice time Erskine has logged in a non-overtime regular season game since he skated 21:46 in a Feb. 6, 2008 game against Philadelphia.

Upcoming Media
Tomorrow, 6:15 p.m.: John Walton on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: Postgame Notebook: 1-27-12: Caps 3, Sabres 2
Caps365: Adam Oates Postgame 1/27/13 / Sabres Postgame Locker Room 1/27/13 / Lindy Ruff Postgame 1/27/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 1/27/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 1/27/13 / Karl Alzner 1/27/13 / Nicklas Backstrom 1/27/13 / Adam Oates 1/27/13

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Monday, January 28

Capitals Overtime: First Win Pucks for Caps

Washington Post: Alex Ovechkin scores and Washington Capitals win, both finally breaking through / Capitals vs. Sabres: Alex Ovechkin scores first goal of the season as Washington forges first win / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin snaps streak, records game winner over Sabres

Washington Times: Exclamation points: Capitals hold on for first victory of Adam Oates era / Capitals beat Sabres for first victory of season / Capitals Watch: Caps give fans stick salute after first win of season

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps defenseman John Erskine makes a muffinCapitals finally give Adam Oates his first victory / Loose Pucks: A banner night for Caps winger Alex OvechkinLoose Pucks: Caps Game Day - 3 p.m. s. Buffalo / Cheers and Jeers: Check off one goal for Capitals: Better special teams

CSN Washington: Capitals Talk: Inside the box score: Caps give post-game salute / Capitals Talk: Ovechkin, Caps get first win of the season / Joe B.'s Blog: Effort gets Caps their first win / Capitals Talk: Caps, Ovechkin return to form / Capitals Talk: Caps-Sabres Pregame: Perreault in for Johansson

Associated Press: Ovechkin scores as Caps edge Sabres / Caps Score First Win of the Season Against Sabres Ovechkin scores, Oates earns first win as Caps coach

CBS Sports: Ovechkin's first goal helps Capitals to first win

WNST: Ovechkin's Best Game of Season Gets Oates His First Win
On Frozen Blog: What Joel Ward Says Changed About His Game

Recent Transactions
Jan. 21 Recalled Tomas Kundratek from Hershey