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This happened about three months ago, but I just came across it on Instagram and had to share it. It’s a photo of Alex Ovechkin waving to tiny Caps fan EJ during practice.

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Grey’s Anatomy Kills Off Caps Fan Character

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Photos: Ashley Colassard

Here’s news I could never report without the readers’ help. The latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy featured a Washington Capitals fan! And now that fan is dead.

Reader Ashley Colassard tells RMNB that Danny, played by Alexander Walsh, has– sorry, had–  a Nicklas Backstrom Caps Winter Classic photo in his room.

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Photos: Kyle Mace/Chocolate Hockey

Sunday in Bridgeport, CT, Washington Capitals prospect/guy-that-should-really-be-on-the-team-right-now Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist in the Hershey Bears’ 4-3 win over the Sound Tigers. The victory clinched a playoff spot for Hershey.

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With the Capitals’ surprising win over Rangers at Madison Square Garden today, here’s a fun bit of trivia worth sharing. Via NHL Network, Wayne Gretzky scored the final goal of his NHL career 16 years ago. It came against the New York Islanders.

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Photo: Jared Silber

Alex Ovechkin is now one goal away from 50. Late on a second-period power play, Ovechkin received a beautiful cross-ice saucer pass from Nicklas Backstrom, just outside the left circle.

Ovechkin wound up and fired into Joel Ward‘s screen. The puck appears to deflect off Dan Boyle‘s skate, through Cam Talbot‘s five-hole, and into the net.

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Alex Ovechkin’s 48th Goal (GIF)

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And that makes 48 goals for Alex Ovechkin. Early in the first period, Joel Ward set Ovechkin loose in the Rangers zone. Ovi outmuscled the D, moved to the Ovi spot, and released a screened shot to beat Cam Talbot.

1-0 Capitals.

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Photo: Patrick McDermott

Troy Brouwer had a magical second period today. He scored two goals, single-handedly bringing the Caps out of a three-goal hole.

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Photo: Patrick McDermott

Filip Forsberg is a painful topic for Caps fans, like Esa Tikkanen and WMATA. We try to avoid it when we can, but Saturday’s matinee put young Filip front and center. The Calder contender, whom George McPhee traded away for an underperforming and underutilized rental and whom Trotz sent down to the AHL while coach of the Predators last season, recorded three points.

To live is to suffer, and to be a Caps fan is to suffer so much more sharply.

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Photo: Maggie D’Arcy

On Friday, the NHL announced that they were idiotically fining Tom Wilson $2,000 for diving. That’s probably okay with Wilson though because today he left Kettler Capitals Iceplex with about $2,000 worth of baked goods.

It was a decent trade-off.

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Soccer legend Lionel Messi and the Argentinian national soccer team are in Washington DC this week for a friendly against El Salvador on Saturday.

After taking in a Wizards game earlier in the week, Messi met with Alex Ovechkin– one of Messi’s biggest fans– to exchange jerseys. Ovi totally fanboyed.

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