Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flyers Game Day

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looks ahead to and behind at Caps/Flyers, Alex Ovechkin receives accolades and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin is the NHL's First Star of the Week for last week's heroics. [Rink, WaPo]
  • However many goals Ovi has in his last 50 games, it's awfully impressive. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's rapid rematch the Flyers from Vogs and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Oates, Ovechkin, Rinkside Update (Orlov)), WaPo, CSNW]
    • From the "Hey, No Kidding" file, Braden Holtby is still the team's number one netminder (even though they're bringing three with them to Philly). [CSNW, WaPo, NBC4]
    • From the "Good Luck With That" file, Adam Oates wants more from Ovechkin on the defensive side of the rink. [CSNW]
    • From the "It's Not East Being Green" file, when things get hard, get simple. [Express]
  • A look back at a mostly up week of Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Some leftovers from Sunday afternoon's ho-hum, commonplace comeback win. [Rink (Clyde's pics), WaPo, CSNW, WNST, Backhand Shelf, CSN Philly, Caps Outsider]
    • It's one thing to take a puck to the side of the head that opens up a gash that requires five stitches, and it's another thing entirely to gut it out and finish the game before receiving that medical attention... but holy smokes, it's really something else when the injured is a fan. That's toughness. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Caps are well-represented among D.C.'s best sports quotes of 2013. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Well this certainly seems hygienic. [RMNB]
  • It's okay, TJ, this is a safe place. [AIH]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov may or may not be a Russian Olympian, and I'm sure it has nothing to do with whether or not he commits to staying in Russia. [RMNB]
  • A couple of notes from up the road in Hershey. [Patriot-News and again]
  • The Caps have some enticing prospects with enticing prospects. [HF]
  • Do some good and bid on one of Reading's ugly Christmas jersey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Dave Poulin and happy 48th birthday to... well would ya look at that? Happy 48th birthday to Flyers bench boss Craig Berube... but hopefully it's not too happy a birthday (and for a couple of classic Berube brawls against Caps legends, hit up Caps Outsider).

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