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Capitals Insider: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

Morrisonn Returns; Tonight's Lineup

A few notes to get you ready for tonight's Southeast Division showdown at Verizon Center: *Shaone Morrisonn said he'll face the Thrashers after missing three straight games -- and four total -- with a bruised right foot. That's good news for a couple of reasons: Before the injury, he had...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 2, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (177)
 
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A.O. Named First Star of the Month

So how did Alex Ovechkin celebrate his four-goal performance against the Canadiens last night? He met Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko for dinner at the Utah team hotel. Ovechkin and Kirilenko became good friends two summers ago, when they vacationed together in Moscow and France. Ovechkin, a big basketball fan, said...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 1, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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Ovechkin Nose How to Put on a Show

So how great was Alex Ovechkin's four-goal performance in the Capitals' 5-4 win over Montreal? Let us review, shall we? *With 70 points (he also set up the other goal), A.O. is atop the league in scoring for the first time in his career. He's got two more points than...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 1, 2008; 12:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (185)
 
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Update: Morrisonn Scratched

Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn's status for tonight's game vs. Montreal still hasn't been determined, Coach Bruce Boudreau said moments ago. Morrisonn, who has missed the past two games with a bruised right foot, will take the warmup and then make a decision. Olie Kolzig will start in net, and will oppose...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 31, 2008; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
 
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Atlanta's Kovalchuk Injured

The Thrashers beat the Pens 4-1 last night to move past the Caps in the Southeast Division standings. But that wasn't the important news coming out of Atlanta. The Thrashers' best player, Ilya Kovalchuk, suffered a right knee injury in the second period when he was hit knee-on-knee by Pittsburgh...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 31, 2008; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
 
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Big Mo Back?

In desperate need of some good news after last night's deflating 4-0 defeat in Montreal, the Caps got some this morning: defenseman Shaone Morrisonn is back on the ice for practice. He looks a little stiff after missing two straight games - and three total - with a bruised right...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 30, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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Morrisonn Out vs. Montreal; Tonight's Lineup

Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn did not travel with the team to Montreal for tonight's game and will miss his second straight contest -- and third overall -- with a bruised right foot. He suffered the injury blocking shot vs. Florida on Jan. 19. Coach Bruce Boudreau said the injury has not...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 29, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A.O. Named Second Star of Week

The Caps' three-day break comes to an end at 2 p.m. when the players return to the ice for practice at KCI. The big thing this week will be the status of Chris Clark (groin) and Brian Pothier (concussion). The Caps have been winning without them, but they're clearly better...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 28, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
 
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Ovechkin Sets Records

With two goals tonight, Alex Ovechkin became the first Washington player to score twice in an all-star game. He now has three goals in his two all-star appearances, more than any player in Caps' history. (Mike Gartner had two in four all-star games). I asked Ovechkin about the milestones and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 27, 2008; 10:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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'Breakaway Challenge' Rewind

Seemed to me that only a couple of the competitors in last night's SuperSkills Breakaway Challenge actually understood what the event was about. It was about creativity. So does it surprise you that Alex Ovechkin got it? In case you missed it, or you just want to watch Ovechkin's "hockey...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 27, 2008; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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