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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Links to recaps of the Penguins' annihilation of the Caps and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shutout loss from us (plus quotes), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Holtby, Alzner, Laich, Chimera, Bylsma, Pens' room), Capitals Voice goal calls, NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), WashTimes, CSNW, 106.7 The Fan, Puck Daddy, Peerless, Frankovic, PHT, RtR, F Street Faithful, RMNB (gamer, blog, blog). For the Pens' side of things, don't bother go here and here and here.
    • Braden Holtby remains oh-fer against the Pens. [WaPo, RMNB]
    • As for "Sid vs. Ovi," Elias provides this nugget: "Sidney Crosby scored one goal and assisted on another to lead the Penguins to a 4-0 win over Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in Washington. Crosby and Ovechkin have played four games against each other in calendar year 2013 and Pittsburgh has won all of them in regulation time, with Crosby registering at least two points and outscoring Ovechkin in each game (four-game totals: two goals and eight assists for Crosby, two and two for Ovechkin)."
    • One giant step back. [CSNW]
    • "Extremely disappointing." [PHT]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame hours:
  • After last night's debacle, Coach should perhaps peruse this handy guide to line optimization... [Rink]
  • ... and perhaps if he is in need of a stiff drink he'd be wise to stop in at Peerless' new place. [Rink]
  • Fortunately, Evgeny Kuznetsov's reported shoulder injury isn't actually a shoulder injury,  it's reportedly more like an injured area near the shoulder. Yeah, us neither. [RMNB]
  • The Washington Capitals will drop the puck for their game against the New York Rangers tomorrow at 9:30am ... in Pittsburgh.  The Caps-sponsored sled hockey team, that is.The 4th annual USA Hockey Sled Classic is upon us. [USA Hockey]
  • The Reading Royals' "Christmas Sweater" Christmas sweaters are amazing and I'm quite sure I want one.  [Puck DaddyEye on Hockey]
  • Finally,a chill ran through the White House a few years back as President Kennedy learned of a lopsided US loss to the Swedes in international hockey action. [PuckBuddys]

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