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Saturday Caps Clips: Columbus Catastrophe

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's loss to the Blue Jackets, what to do with Mikhail Grabovski and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's ridiculousness from usVogs, Monumental video (OatesOvechkinWilsonLaichCarlsonHoltby), NHL.comAPSportsXchangeWaPoCSNWF Street FaithfulDSPRMNB, and from the Columbus contingent, the Blue JacketsColumbus DispatchThe Union Blue and The Cannon
    • That guy in the #70 jersey might have looked familiar as he came in to relieve Philipp Grubauer in the second period - that was Braden Holtby, and he was very good. [CSNWRMNB]
    • Not so good was Tom Wilson, who took an unnecessary and undisciplined penalty in the first that negated a Caps' power play and led to the Blue Jackets' first goal. [WaPo]
    • Usually Wilson is the 19-year-old dropping the gloves for the Caps... last night it was Connor Carrick. Wait, Connor Carrick?? []
    • Adam Oates says his team's lackluster performance is all mental. Great, can we have them all committed? [CSNW]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Oates)]
    • It may not have gone the way he wanted it to, but Brooks Laich skated in his 600th career NHL game last night. Congrats, sir. [Monumental videoCSNW]
    • Meanwhile the Caps were heading into last night's game confident in how they'd been playing despite the three-game losing streak. Probably not so much after that fourth loss, though. [WaPo]
  • Should the Capitals re-sign Mikhail Grabovski? (Yes.) [WaPo]
  • Should the Capitals trade Mikhail Grabovski? (No.) [CSNW]
  • The NHL continues to show a commitment to equality with their partnership with You Can Play - a partnership highlighted in TSN's "ReOrientation" series (which you can, and should, check out here). [Sporting News]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Pete Laframboise.