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Wednesday Caps Clips: Eric Fehr Pokes the Bear

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's big come-from-behind win, a few Caps pick up a few firsts, Eric Fehr splits the D and more.


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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's overtime win from us (with quotes, and look for Clyde's pics later this morning), Monumental Video (Oates, Fehr, players), Vogs,, AP, SportsXchange, CBS Sports, WaPo, Wash Times (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog, Joe B.), Frankovic, Peerless, DSP, Caps Daily, Sick Unbelievable, RMNB, and with the view from the Hahvahd Yahd, the Bruins, ESPN Boston, NESN, Masshole Sports, Days of Y'Orr and our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder.
    • So that overtime winner by Eric Fehr was pretty sweet. [Puck Daddy, WaPo, Rink (GIFs by Dimagus), RMNB]
    • Meanwhile it was a pretty big night for Tomas Kundratek, who scored his first NHL goal, and Steven Oleksy, who picked up his first career NHL point in his first NHL game... with his parents in attendance. Aww. [RMNB, Caps OT]
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • Big personnel news out of Arlington, as veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik was placed on waivers... [Dump 'n Chase, WaPo, CSNW, Wash Times, DSP]
    • order to make room for Oleksy, who went from an AHLer at a movie theater to a signed, sealed and delivered NHLer. [PennLive (with video), Wash Times, WaPo]
    • Count Troy Brouwer as the latest to come down with whatever ailment is making it's way through the roster. Hand sanitizer is your friend, boys. [WaPo]
    • Meanwhile a visit from the Bruins meant the return of our old friend Chris Smith Bourque . [CSNW]
  • Prior to last night's game, the Bruins shy and softspoken play-by-play man Jack Edwards made the radio rounds. Among his wise musings? Alex Ovechkin needs to play like a farm boy. Moo? [WaPo]
  • Interesting Caps-related snippets in this week's 30 Thoughts, including some good insights into Adam Oates' blueprint for the team. [CBC, with related thoughts at mc79hockey]
  • Another day, another Brooks Laich visit with The Sports Junkies. [CBS Radio]
  • Speaking of injured players, continued good news out of Hershey as Dmitry Orlov is practicing with his team and appears to be inching his way back to 100%. [PennLive]
  • Looking at the top teams in the League as a model for what the Caps could be - and aren't at the moment. [Red Line Station]
  • Good news, season ticketholders: prices are holding steady next year. Which is great, as long as the team's performance doesn't. [Bog]
  • Believe it or not, the Caps moved up in the power rankings... although 27th to 24th isn't exactly that exciting. [SI]
  • Fans at last night's game had a chance to participate in the annual Pick-a-Stick night, where 80 bucks and a dream bought you an autographed stick or a chance to meet Mike Ribeiro. [Caps Outsider]