Forsberg celebrates his first goal of the night. (Photo credit: Magnus Eriksson, Pic-Agency via IK Oskarshamn).

Filip Forsberg is now officially tearing it up in the Allsvenskan league. A game after his career-high, four-game, goal-scoring streak came to an end, the Caps’ prospect has had his best game as a pro, tallying four points in Leksands Idrottsförening’s 6-4 victory over IK Oskarshamn. Forsberg’s second goal of the game counted as the game-winner.

Now let’s gooooooo to the video tape.

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Before Dynamo’s game against Ak Bars Wednesday, there was a pre-game ceremony to honor Caps captain Alex Ovechkin. The Russian machine, who played a big part in capturing gold for Team Russia at the 2012 World Championships, was given a championship ring from one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time, Vladislav Tretiak.

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The Mighty Ducks Turns 20: Connie, Just Connie

Ahh. The Velvet Hammer, Connie Moreau. You might think she was the Ducks’ token girl, but I’d argue she was so much more. Connie brought both elegance and elbow-checks to the Ducks. She was a voice of diplomacy to cut through District 5′s bitterness, reaching out to Gordon Bombay (“Coach,” she calls him in the image above, smiling). Connie brought love into sullen Guy Germaine’s life– and the lives of nine-year-old boys across the world. She was much more than just a compulsory female presence.

And Connie Moreau was transformative for a adolescents. She was like a family friendly Phoebe Cates, all smile-flash and quiet toughness. And not for nothing, but Marguerite Moreau’s performance as Connie was one of the best in that young cast. What follows is my love letter to Connie Moreau. No apologies.

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