Tarik El-Bashir Returns to Cover the Caps for CSN

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When RMNB got started, The Washington Post’s Capitals coverage was anchored by the wise and gregarious Tarik El-Bashir. In 2012 Tarik left the Post and the sport to cover the Redskins for CSN, but now he’s making a homecoming, taking over the mantle of CSN’s Capitals Insider.

Welcome back, Tarik!

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Reader Fred E was apparently at Wednesday’s preseason game in Raleigh, and he’s got compelling video to prove it. The Capitals lost 4-3 to the Hurricanes, but in the effort they showed off more shootout skills from summer supplement TJ Oshie.

Oshie, as you may already know, is jokes.

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Alex Ovechkin is a future hall-of-fame player. Twenty seconds into the Caps’ preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes, he reminded a 21-year-old rookie defenseman named Jaccob Slavin of that fact.

Stampeding into the offensive zone like a bull through the streets of Pamplona, the Russian machine put the puck through Slavin’s legs under Slavin’s stick. Slavin reached for the biscuit (tsk tsk) and tripped Ovechkin. The Great Eight managed to transfer the puck back onto his forehand and score while falling down.

I mean, oh my god, look at this nonsense.

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Tom Wilson’s Commercial Promoting Opening Night

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Are you not entertained?

Keep you heads up, Caps interns. Tom Wilson is so excited for Opening Night, he’s playing street hockey in the office. It’s all captured in this commercial shown on Monumental Network.

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Alex Ovechkin Dancing GIFs

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Alex Ovechkin got a lot accomplished in his final weekend in Russia before returning to DC. Ovi got engaged to his girlfriend Nastya Shubskaya on Friday, thanked his corporate sponsors that same night, and then played in a charity basketball game on Sunday (his final event before flying back).

In the midst all of that, Ovechkin did one thing more than any other: dance. The Russian machine became a Dance machine.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov has always been good at celebrating goals. We’ve seen him kayak down the ice, do push-ups, play dead on the ice, do a baseball slide, start an invisible lawnmower, and whatever this actually is I still have no idea.

Before the season, Kuznetsov participated in the NHL Rookie Challenge. Upper Deck asked him to come up with the most creative goal celebration he could imagine. (I’m guessing this came after the figure skating.) Kuznetsov did not disappoint.

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In the final minute of last night’s game, Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek had a run-in with Braden Holtby. It did not end well for Vanek.

Or his stick.

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Unable to muster much offense during the first 35 minutes of the game, the Capitals finally woke from their slumber during four-on-four with the Wild (Thanks, Tom Wilson)!

Alex Ovechkin was of course the benefactor. He scored his 46th goal of the season on an impressive individual effort. Taking a pass from Karl Alzner in the defensive zone, Ovechkin turned on the afterburners in neutral and slung a low and hard shot toward Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk gave up a huge rebound off his pads, and Ovechkin beat him glove side.

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Milan Lucic has a history of running goaltenders. Tonight he tried to do it to Braden Holtby. Instead he got butt-checked.

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Former Flames forward Curtis Glencross is figuratively on fire right now. (I stole this from Katie Brown.) He just scored again and I think I know what’s fueling him: delicious, delicious Roy Rogers.

In his first five games with the Caps, Glencross has scored three times – all in the first period. (He also has points in all five games with Washington.) The Capitals have a promotion with Roy Rogers: if they score in the first period, you get a free sandwich.

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