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First call: Capitals, Ovechkin off to scorching start; racehorse tromps through bar

| Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

He's at it already

No Tom Wilson? No problem. Despite the absence of a key teammate, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals had no problem resuming their playoff momentum from last spring.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games by the NHL for an illegal headshot on former Penguin Oskar Sundqvist.

But that didn't dampen banner raising night for Washington. Ovechkin scored.

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