Wednesday Caps Clips: Wilson's Costly Mistake

Paul Bereswill

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's loss to Philly, Tom Wilson could face disciplinary action, Ovi nears a milestone and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's falter in Philly from us, Vogs, Monumental video (OatesHoltbyAlznerOvechkinBrouwer)], NHL.comAPWaPoCSNW, Peerless, F Street FaithfulRock the RedRMNBDSP, and from up I-95, Philly.com and Broad Street Hockey.
  • Last night aside, the Caps have shown a penchant for the last-minute comebacks this season - and the points that go with them. [Rink]
  • The most recent of these featured a much better outing against last night's opponent, and a one-man show known as Alex Ovechkin. [Rink]
  • News and notes from pregame yesterday:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesWellmanRinkside Update/Erskine)]
    • With Mikhail Grabovski ailing and Michael Latta and Brooks Laich on the shelf with injury, it was time for another Hershey call-up - this time in the form of center Casey Wellman. [CapsDump 'n ChaseWaPo]
    • Speaking of Brooks Laich, he skated for the second straight day yesterday. Talk to me when he does that with his teammates and it's not news. [WaPo]
    • After some early season struggles, Mike Green is just trying to play it safe and stick to the classic KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid. [CSNW]
    • The Caps have been dominant in the shootout this season, particularly recently... and that's not necessarily a good thing. [WaPoNBC4]
  • Talkin' goalies and Adam Oates's decision to start Philipp Grubauer twice last week. [ESPN]
  • Looking for some happy fun feel-good reading? Maybe avoid this list of the worst DC sports moments of 2013. It burns... [WaPo]
  • ...so here, check out the top five Caps moments of 2013 to make yourself feel better! [Yahoo]
  • Climbing up the power rankings because, and I quote, the Caps "appear to be the only team worth a damn in that division besides Pittsburgh, who really isn’t worth a damn for other reasons entirely." [CSNNE]
  • If you're still surprised that Alex Ovechkin is one of the NHL's top 10 fantasy players, you should maybe turn on a game now and then. (Or read Japers' Rink dot com.) [NHL.com]
    • Ovechkin is just one shy of his 400th career goal - and trying to pick the most memorable goal of those 399 is certainly not easy. We are, as a fanbase, incredibly spoiled by this guy. [CSNW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom: Good player who should be on the Swedish Olympic team. Indeed. [GM on a Couch]
  • Mikhail Grabovski speaks, people listen. Or translate. Whatever. [RMNB]
  • Prospect news:
    • Hershey is glad to have defenseman Nate Schmidt back (for now), and hope that he can jumpstart their power play. [Patriot-News]
    • They're also just glad to get someone back, for once, as the Caps' recent pillaging of Hershey's forward ranks has them down to just four lines. [Patriot-News]
    • Some of the Bears paid a visit to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, putting smiles on the faces of some kids who could use some. [Patriot-News]
    • Count Caps' prospect Andre Burakovsky as one of the players to watch on host Team Sweden at the World Juniors later this month. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Bernie Wolfe, happy 68th to Jean Pronovost, and happy 40th to Jeff Nelson.

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