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Monday Caps Clips: Miller Time; Caps @ Sens Game Day

Daily Washington news and notes: Ryan Miller was kind of good for the Sabres, the team is on to Ottawa, about that crowded crease, plus Andre Burakovsky shines on home ice.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed any of this weekend's Clips, un-miss them here.
  • Also worthy of your clickage: Clyde's compilations of the year's best Hockey Hugs and Monster Hits.
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shot-heavy and promising-Corsi shootout loss from us (and the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Grubauer, Brouwer), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, video hilites), Frankovic, RMNB, and from Shuffalo, Die by the Blade.
    • Oh hai there Ryan Miller. It wouldn't happen to be an Olympic year or a contract year or anything, right? [PHT, Buffalo Hockey Beat, THN]
    • Tyler Ennis was fairly well pleased with himself for the hit he laid on Dmitry Orlov. [BHB]
    • Whereas Tom Wilson's feelings regarding this big hit on Ville Leino are unknown... [RMNB]
    • ...and the voters at Hockeyfights are mistaken; Wilson was clearly the victor in this tussle with Marcus Foligno as Foligno was charged as an instigator and given a misconduct. [HF]
    • All teh Fenwicks, illustrated. [@CapitalsHill]
  • Previews of tonight's capital clash in Ottawa from Vogs and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Silver Seven for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Sens captain Jason Spezza and alternate captain Chris Phillips appear to be on the shelf and unavailable for duty tonight. [Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Citizen]
  • The Week That Was, Volume 13. [RMNB]
  • The Caps' crowded crease... [NBC4, PHT]
    • ... may be pushing Michal Neuvirth towards another team... [@Real_ESPNLeBrun]
    • ... but then again, public trade requests are all the rage in CapsLand this season. [RMNB]
  • In advance of Buffalo and Ottawa, Mikhail Grabovski talks about former rivalries and oh yes how much he likes playing here. Marry us, Misha. [Rinkside Update (video)]
  • Top Ten 2013 storylines from Hershey. [Patriot-News]
  • Meanwhile, back in Malmo:
    • Andre Burakovsky's 3-goal game helped pace Sweden to a 10-0 victory over Norway. [Buzzing the Net, RMNB, THH (with amazing pic)]
    • Team USA dropped 8 unanswered goals on Team Germany. Riley Barber had a goal and assist, and Connor Carrick had an assist. [USoH]
  • Handicapping the Team USA Olympic roster. [NY Post]
  • For the Russophiles - here's a nicely curated compilation of North American magazine covers featuring the hockey sons of Mother Rossiya. [LiveJournal]
  • Finally, today we raise a glass to the 130th anniversary of the birth of Lester Patrick (born 30 December 1883), who, along with his brother Frank Patrick, helped forge the modern NHL and made innumerable contributions to the sport of hockey. A very short list of their accomplishments includes the introduction of both the red and blue lines, the penalty shot, backup goaltenders, the boarding penalty, and the stick salute. Lester's grandson Dick Patrick is the president and minority owner of the Capitals.