Morning Skate: Saturday, October 6

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Morning Skate: Saturday, October 6

Hockey agent Allan Walsh wasnt always the guy dominating the hockey world with his twitter account. This is an interesting background piece on a guy thats one of the loudest voices during the current NHL lockout.

Good buddy Joe Yerdon from Pro Hockey Talk writes that Sidney Crosby isnt feeling very optimistic about the NHL labor progress. You didnt expect Sid the Kid to be flowing with optimism, right?

Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Strome talk about playing junior hockey in lockout limbo while they await its end and the NHL jobs that are sitting there for them.

Former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith describes just how badly the 1994-95 lockout damaged the NHL even though the league was able to put together a shortened season.

Nate Thompson joins a growing number of NHL players that are hopping onto the ECHL roster of the Alaska Aces, and giving that team the most formidable squad in the entire East Coast League.

We havent had a Justin Schultz update in at least two or three months, so here it is for all those scouring for the next bit of news about an Edmonton defenseman that hasnt yet played a game in the NHL.

For something completely different: Bobby Valentine and Peter Gammons are scheduled to sit down for an evening full of conversation at Salem State on Nov. 8 in what could turn out to be a very interesting speaking engagement.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.