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Wednesday Caps Clips: The Streak Hits Seven; Ducks @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's romp from us, WaPo (blog, gamer), Vogs, DCEx, Joe B., Ed Frankovic, Peerless, Newsday (Isles), RMNB and FFODC.
  • Preview of tonight's game against the Ducks from NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Anaheim Calling for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Braden Holtby has apparently been recalled. [@ThePipelineShow (h/t YNC)]
  • The lineup for the Caps "10 Greatest Games" DVD set has been revealed, and while there are obviously a lot of great games in there, it may be a little post-lockout-heavy for long-time fans' liking. [WB]
  • Alex Ovechkin: still less clutch than Sidney Crosby. Right. [The Hockey News]
  • Is this AO's best season yet? [FanHouse]
  • On the Caps and smelling salts. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • "The last team to lead the league in goals during the regular season and win the Stanley Cup was the 1991-1992 Pittsburgh Penguins." So you're saying there's a chance. [D.C. Landing Strip]
  • The Story of Jeff Schultz (abridged version: "He's good and haters can pound sand). [HomerMcFanboy]
  • From the "We'll Believe It When We See It" file, Semyon Varlamov will supposedly skate today. [CI]
  • "I don't enjoy watching lower-level hockey because I get it. I comprehend what they do. I'm in awe when Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin work the puck around like virtuosos." If you're not reading Justin Bourne, you need to be. [USA Today]
  • A couple more takes on Ilya Kovalchuk trade scenarios. [Puck Daddy, Peerless]
  • Congrats, Mike Green - you're an All-Star. Or something. [ESPN]
  • Bruce Boudreau The Player's recollections of Nassau Coliseum. [Capitals]
  • Per the HHoF, on this date back in 1994, the Caps "fired head coach Terry Murray and named Jim Schoenfeld as his replacement."
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Brian Engblom.