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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Morning roundup: Caps win eighth straight

By the numbers:

8 Consecutive victories for the Caps after last night's 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks

2:30 Span in which the Caps scored three goals to open the third period

49 Shots on goal by Washington last night

21 The Caps' point lead in the Southeast Division

"On a losing streak, you sit there and you go, 'Oh, man, how are we going to lose this one today?'" Coach Bruce Boudreau said after the game. "On a winning streak, it's, 'I don't know how it's going to happen, but we're going to pull it out.'" | Full story »

On to the links:

*Game highlights:

*En fuego. ( Joe B )

* "It took all of three shots and 150 seconds for the roof to come off of Verizon Center. We know the Capitals are an explosive hockey team, but this was a little ridiculous." ( Examiner )

*Heading into the third, it was a level playing field, but the Caps had more in the tank. ( )

*State of the Union vs. the Caps? Please. ( Ed Frankovic )

*"...Then the roof fell in." ( )

*Semin keeps scoring. ( Puck Daddy )

*Ovechkin: 37th most powerful athlete in the world, first in your heart. ( Bog )

*Eric Fehr gets recognized by 1/50th of the people at Kettler. ( Bog )

*Some encouraging words from the Caps owner. ( Ted's Take )

*...Who might need some encouraging words of his own, after negotiations to buy the Wizards and Verizon Center became a little less cordial yesterday.

*GM George McPhee says he wouldn't change a thing if the trade deadline were tomorrow. (But it's not, so the point is moot.) ( USA Today )

*John Buccigross: "No one can hang with the Caps offensively in the Eastern Conference. The only team that comes close is Pittsburgh." ( ESPN )

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