Sunday Caps Clips: Ringing in the New Year Right

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Capitals Voice (audio), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer), CSNW (blog, Sorensen, Beninati), Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, hockey yelling, RtR, and from the Jackets' perspective, the Columbus Dispatch.
  • Say, the new Alex Ovechkin looks a bit like the old Alex Ovechkin. [PHT]
  • Dmitri Orlov doesn't seem to be Hershey-bound anytime soon. [WashTimes]
  • "About last night...", Jason Chimera edition. [DCEx]
  • Cody Eakin is on recall with the Caps this weekend, one year after his silver medal with Team Canada. Here's a look at his uncle Bruce Eakin and his 1982 teammates, thirty years after winning WJC gold. [Calgary Herald]
  • Derik Johnson is a freshman defenseman for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs and also the son of the Caps' new assistant coach Jim Johnson. Here's how Derik spent his winter break. [Fox 21 Online, Duluth News Tribune]
  • The Hershey Bears will also roll into 2012 with a victory, but without their special New Year's Eve sweaters. Which is probably for the best. [SHoE, Caps Outsider]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov and Team Russia begin the new year with a quarterfinals date with the Czech Republic after giving up a third period three-goal lead and losing in overtime to Tre Kronor... [Breakaway Goal]
  • ... and folks are still talking about that great game against Latvia. [THW]
  • Crystal ballin' the new-look Patrick Division. Will the Caps be rugged enough? [OFB]
  • 'Cos Daters gotta date. [Denver Post]
  • Resolved. [Sick Unbelievable]

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