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Saturday Caps Clips: Revenge is Sweet; Caps @ Leafs Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping last night's vengeful win over the Isles, previewing tonight's battle with the Leafs and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from usVogs, Monumental video (highlightsTrotzJohanssonKuznetsovHoltbyOvechkinNiskanenNHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNW (gamerblog), FrankovicDSPRMNBStars and SticksIslanders Point BlankNewsday and Lighthouse Hockey.
    • Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin on yet another milestone, as his goal last night tied Peter Bondra for the franchise record in game-winning goals. [Caps OutsiderStars and Sticks]
    • So close, Holts. So close. [CSNW]
    • A goal, two assists and this ridiculous open-ice hit on Brock Nelson - all in all, not a bad night for Matt Niskanen. [The Score]
    • Heja Sverige! It was also a very good night for the Caps' Tre Kronor. [Aftonbladet]
    • Tom Wilson and Matt Martin dropped the gloves and exchanged punches because hockey. [Caps Outsider]
    • Before the game, Nicklas Backstrom took some time out to chat with 12-year-old Sam Becker, whose wish was to spend the day with his favorite hockey team. [Caps Outsider]
    • Hmm. From the Newsday link above: "Lubomir Visnovsky didn't take the ice in the third period after suffering an upper-body injury. Travis Hamonic missed some time late after a shot rang off his leg. Johnny Boychuk was scratched [listed as day-to-day with upper body injury. He assisted on John Tavares ' OT gamewinner on Wednesday.]"
  • Where have all the Fenwicks gone, long time passing...where have all the Fenwicks gone, long time ago... [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's visit to Toronto from NHL.com, the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun, and be sure to check out the self-deprecating hilarity of our SB Nation pals over at Pension Plan Puppets for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame non-skate:
  • 22 games in, have the Caps made enough progress under Barry Trotz? [CSNWToo Many Men]
  • Adventures in psychic blogging, part 1: Despite their recent goal drought, signs point to the Caps seeing a spike in scoring. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Adventures in psychic blogging, part 2: The Caps need more offense from Niskanen. [RMNB]
  • Is Tom Wilson the heart and soul of the Washington Capitals? [THW]
  • Ranking the most underrated NHL prospects, with a future Caps blueliner checking in at the top spot. [THW]
  • Yes, history tells us that teams in playoff position by Thanksgiving usually stay there... but the key word is "usually". [THN]
  • Opinions may differ about the Caps' foray into black jerseydom, but this incessant love of hideous Penguins jerseys is just... baffling. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, happy 65th birthday to the one and only #7, Yvon Labre.