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WASHINGTON (AP) — From banner to blowout , the Washington Capitals‘ Stanley Cup defense is off to a rousing start.After
watching the franchise’s first Cup banner ascend to the rafters, the Alex
Ovechkin-led Capitals scored two goals in the first two minutes on the way to a
7-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. T.J. Oshie opened the
scoring 24 seconds in and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the first of his two goals at
1:47 to give Washington the fastest first two goals by a defending champion in a
season opener in NHL history.“We scored right away,” Ovechkin said. “After that,
they were kind of in shock.”By midway through the second period, the Capitals
chased goalie Tuukka Rask with five goals on 19 shots and ignited chants of
“Back-to-back! Back-to-back!” from the fired-up crowd. That’s the chant Oshie
started after the victory parade in June Max Jones Jersey Womens , and it was echoing throughout the arena four months later.“I said it because I believe it,” Oshie said. “We got a lot of guys in
here that not too long ago were raising the Stanley Cup above our head. Not a
lot’s changed.”Braden Holtby stopped all 25 shots he faced to improve to 15-2
with four shutouts against the Bruins.The emotional banner ceremony featured
montages from the Capitals’ playoff run and ensuing celebrations and a roar when
Ovechkin carried the freshly engraved Cup onto the ice and skated a lap with it.
Minutes after Ovechkin kissed the Cup and put it back in its box, he and his
teammates blew away any concern about an emotional letdown and began making a
statement that they want to win it back.“We showed we’re not going to give a
team easy ways to beat us,” Ovechkin said.In Todd Reirden’s first game as coach,
the Capitals beat the Bruins for the 13th consecutive time Brian Elliott Jersey , this time without Tom Wilson. Washington’s top-line right winger began his 20-game suspension for another illegal check to
the head of an opponent in a preseason game.Without Wilson, the Capitals’
offense didn’t miss a beat as Ovechkin scored one of four power-play goals,
Kuznetsov scored his second on the power play and John Carlson beat Boston
backup Jaroslav Halak on a 5-on-3 advantage. Newcomer Nic Dowd joined the fun
with a spinning back-hander, and Cup-clinching goal-scorer Lars Eller added the
exclamation point with the seventh of the night.The Bruins were not pleased by
Eller’s celebration, and winger Brad Marchand instigated a fight with him soon
after.“His celebration was unnecessary Womens Claude Giroux Jersey ,” Marchand said. “He took an angle in front of our bench and celebrated in a 7-0 game. So I just let him know.”Rask fell to
1-11-5 in his career against the Capitals with a 3.30 goals-against average and
.889 save percentage that are each the second-worst of any opponent.“I’m out
there to give us a chance,” Rask said. “It didn’t happen today. Three soft
goals, you’ve got to look in the mirror and go fix it.”Only two goals came
against Halak, whose presence on banner night in Washington was poetic after his
performance for Montreal in the 2010 playoffs ended one of the Capitals’
previous best chances to win a championship.NOTES: The Capitals have outscored
the Bruins 48-19 during this winning streak. … Reirden expects Wilson to appeal
his suspension through the NHL Players’ Association. … Neither Reirden nor
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy would say who’s starting in goal for his team
Thursday. … The Capitals set a team record for goals in an opener. … Washington
C Nicklas Backstrom became the third player in franchise history to reach 800
points.UP NEXTBruins: Visit the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night in No. 1 pick
Rasmus Dahlin ‘s debut.Capitals: Open the rival Penguins’ season Thursday night
in Pittsburgh. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — How’s this for a slap shot to the
ego: Sidney Crosby is not getting a road named for him in his home province.It
seems one of hockey’s greatest players does not meet the criteria for
commemorative naming because he has not yet retired.The Pittsburgh Penguins
captain has won three Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals. Over the summer
he was voted the province’s No. 1 athlete by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of
Fame.But when it comes to changing the name of Dartmouth’s Forest Hills Parkway
to Sidney Crosby Parkway a roadblock is now up.A report by Halifax city staff
acknowledges the “broad range of positive impacts” of Crosby’s
achievements , but renaming the street would conflict with municipal policies.Instead, other
tributes are suggested: declaring a “Sidney Crosby Day,” naming a community rink
after him or installing a public art project in his honor.
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