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The Capitals have had a busy start, playing three games in four nights to open the 2010-11 season. After the Caps dropped their season opener Friday -- a game that featured this scary scene involving Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec -- they bounced back with wins over the Devils and the Senators.

With Semyon Varlamov sidelined, rookie Michal Neuvirth was between the pipes in all three games, and he was solid, posting a .262 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

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Alex Ovechkin has scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime Monday night, though I doubt this one will make it onto his highlight reel. He's tied for the NHL lead with five points.

The season is very young, but there have been some encouraging signs so far, including the team's offensive balance and a penalty kill that has yet to surrender a power-play goal. And that woeful Washington power play? I'll go out on a limb here and predict that they'll get it going soon enough.

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OK, puck lovers: Give me your scouting report on the Capitals through three games.

Oh, and one more thing: Even if you don't like hockey, you'll enjoy this fictional commentary from Emilio Estevez on The Onion's website about Estevez's plans to make a fourth "Mighty Ducks" movie.

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