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Wednesday Caps Clips: A Theodorgasmic Eleventh Straight

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from the us, WaPo (blog, gamer), Vogs, DCEx, Joe B., Steve Kolbe, Ed Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, FFODC and StC from the winning side and Stanley Cup of Chowder, Bruins Blog (BGlobe), The Enterprise and Black and Gold Blog from the other side.
  • Hat tip to @Love4Greenie for the inspiration on today's title.
  • It may not have been Brooks Orpik's "The Shift," but Alex Ovechkin certainly got Johnny Boychuk's license plate number and exacted some instant retribution three times over. [D.C. Landing Strip]
  • The Bruins may still be regretting letting Mike Knuble go (and that was written before last night). [CSN New England, The Enterprise]
  • The captain spoke with the local media pregame. [CSN New England]
  • On the streak at eleven. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • January saw some serious statistical dominance by individual Caps. [TSN]
  • AO is the League's most valuable forward... [Puck Prospectus]
  • ... but maybe not the most clutch. Right. [The Hockey News]
  • Some more power rankings, with the Caps holding in the top spot at CBS Sports, up one to first at SI, and up one to second at FOX Sports.
  • Reactions to Alan May's remarks on the Mike Green suspension. [Puck Daddy, OFB]
  • Speaking of former-Caps-turned-CSN-talent, Craig Laughlin recalls the team's last ten-game win streak. [D.C. Sports Bog, and no, this isn't the same thing we linked to yesterday]
  • We know that Ovi is immune from "The Southeast Division Effect," but he's an exception to the rule. [Hockey or Die (and an enterprising FanPoster would take a look at the rest of the Caps)]
  • The Caps' dads are along for the current roadie, and are as entertaining as their sons. [FanHouse]
  • Semyon Varlamov and his goalie coach stayed in Hershey when Michal Neuvirth and the team headed to Norfolk. [Patriot-News]
  • Nearly a week out, NBC is already hyping Ovechkin-Crosby. [Puck the Media, NBC Sports (video) and NBC Sports (video)]
  • Are the Caps interested in Raffi Torres? If so, why? [BlueJacketsXtra]
  • Should you have trouble sleeping, check out the interview I did with Goal Line Report over at Kukla's Korner (seriously, though, thanks to them for thinking of me). [KK]
  • Per the HHoF, on this date back in 1996, "Peter Bondra scored four goals, (including 3 in the third period), and added two assists, and Michal Pivonka scored twice including the winning goal at 1:21 of overtime and had three assists, as the Capitals won 6-5 over the visiting NY Islanders."
  • Finally, happy 42nd birthday to Frantisek Kucera, the centerpiece of that big Kris Beech-Michal Sivek-Ross Lupaschuk deal back in the summer of 2001.