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Monday Caps Clips: Go Ahead, Call it a Comeback

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Gimmick remains great, plenty o' roster moves and Team USA opens camp.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on all of the Clips you might have missed over the weekend right here.
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout victory from us (with quotes and the game in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Grubauer, Ovechkin, Green, Beagle, Berube, Flyers' room), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), AP, PHT, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP, Inside Hockey, The Sports Column and RMNB (gamer, blog), and from the Flyers' side, CSN Philly (and again), Daily News and Broad Street Hockey.
    • Goals goals goals!
      • Marcus Johansson's Alex Ovechkin's Marcus Johansson's Alex Ovechkin's tip-in. As long as the goal was ultimately credited to the Capitals, we're good. [Capitals Voice]
      • Joel Ward and Eric Fehr set up Mike Green. [CV]
      • Dmitry Orlov with a rocket... [CV]
      • ... but will Coach be impressed? [RMNB, CSNW, NHL.com]
      • And the Captain captains while the Flyers Flyer. [CV, WaPo]
    • #protip - It is always a good idea to keep your head up when you have the puck by the benches and Ovi is about to start his shift. This goes double if you are Brayden Schenn. [RMNB]
    • It's the new Gru revue,coming right at you. Though actually he may be headed back to Hershey, as the Caps removed Michal Neuvirth from the Injured Reserve list. [RMNB]
    • In our best PA-announcer-at-Camden-Yards voice, we intone, "Give this fan a contract."  #represent [@TriciaDrummond (slightly NS for the squeamish)]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from pregame:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Two-Man Advantage, Oates, Rinkside Update/Chimera]
    • To make room for John Erskine, Nate Schmidt was returned to Hershey, and the Bears' power play could not be more pleased... [Patriot-News]
    • ... but in a bit of a surprise, Michael Latta got the call he'd be playing his fourth-game-in-five-nights in Caps' red... [WaPo]
    • ... after Mikhail Grabovski was ruled unfit to play with the dreaded "flu-like symptoms." Get well soon, Misha.  Like Tuesday soon, kthxbai... [PHT]
    • ... and Brooks Laich was moved to LTIR.  He will be eligible for reinstatement on December 22. [FanSided]
  • The Week That Was, Volume 11. [Peerless, RMNB]
  • From the Dept. of Strange New Respect, Sun columnist Steve Simmons revisits a column he wrote two years ago about Alex Ovechkin's decline, and concludes that ...he was wrong. [Toronto Sun]
  • Team USA opened its U-20 National Junior Training Camp at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday.  [SB Nation (and again), USofH, @usahockey]
    • Though Connor Carrick has been an injury scratch at Hershey for some time now, he is in attendance at the camp. [@connorcarrick]
  • Michael Nylander's hockey saga continues as both he and his son William have left Rögle. Nylander fils is transferring to Modo, and Nylander père is returning to Stockholm to ponder next steps. [Mr. MadHawk (link in Svensk)]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Eric Belanger.