Wednesday Caps Clips: Game Over Green Returns

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's overtime win over the Sabres, Mike Green gets his 100th, the trade rumor mill is a-churnin' and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's overtime win from us (and relive the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (OatesOvechkinGreenHoltbyBackstromBrouwer), NHL.comAPPHTWaPoCSNWFrankovicPeerlessDSPRMNB, and the Buffalo News.
    • Congratulations to Mike Green, who scored his 100th career goal last night in impressive fashion before ending the game in Game Over Green fashion. [RinkMonumentalRMNB]
    • From Elias: Defenseman Mike Green scored two goals, including the overtime winner, in the Capitals' 5-4 victory at Buffalo. Green's goals were the 100th and 101st of his NHL career. Green reached the century-goal mark in his 483rd regular-season game, second-quickest among active defensemen, behind Sergei Gonchar (461 games). The only other active defenseman to do so in fewer than 500 games is Shea Weber (495).
    • Not to be outdone, Alex Ovechkin added two goals of his own (as well as a pretty slick assist on the overtime winner). [MonumentalPHT, RMNB]
    • Not cool, Mike Weber. Not. Cool. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday's morning skate:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesOvechkinHoltbyRinkside Update/Laich)]
    • Injuries and some line-shuffling have opened up some opportunities for a few of the forwards, like Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson. [WaPoNBC4]
    • One of the team's issues during their recent slump has been their special teams, which have been anything but special. [RinkCSNW]
    • After taking Monday off for "maintenance", Brooks Laich was questionable for (although ultimately ended up playing in) last night's game... [WaPoPHT]
    • ...which resulted in yet another AHL call-up, this time bringing center Ryan Stoa into the fold. [WaPoPatriot-News]
    • Not playing in last night's game? Ryan Miller, aka the guy who beat the Caps the last time these two teams faced off. And the time before that. [CSNW]
  • Speaking of Miller, the latest gossip making the rounds yesterday had the Caps kicking the tires on the soon-to-be unrestricted superstar goalie. Is it a good fit? [FanPostRMNB]
  • Philipp Grubauer is just the latest in a growing list of goaltenders cutting their teeth in the Hershey Bears' net. [AHL]
  • The upcoming Olympic break has all kinds of rules, complications and potential downsides. [Globe and Mail]
  • Alex Ovechkin: One darn good 28-year-old (and some other guys who are the class of their age group). [ESPN ($)]
  • ... who happens to be the hardest-working man in hockey right now, torching his opponents by night and repping Russia by day. Good thing his shoulders are so broad. [Buffalo News]
  • A snapshot of the week that was in the Metropolitan Division. [In Lou We Trust]
  • Welcome to the fold, new Capitals Intern! [Capitals Overtime]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Chris Smith Bourque, happy 37th to Jason Doig, happy 50th to Ed Kastelic, happy 33rd to Roman Tvrdon - and here's to the late Wayne Stephenson, who would have been 69 today.

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