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Friday Caps Clips: Over in Overtime

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's OT loss, continuing down the road to the Winter Classic and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzHoltbyWilsonGreenNiskanenhighlights), NHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNWBrooksLaichyearRMNBDSP, the JacketsColumbus Dispatch (and again), the Union Blue and The Cannon
    • Jason Chimera's penalty in the final two minutes of overtime ended up costing the Caps - and his coach is none too happy about it. [CSNW]
  • Wrap up your week with John Walton in today's morning drive. [Capitals Voice]
  • Barry Trotz spent some time chatting all things Caps the other night with FOB (Friend of the Blog) Ed Frankovic and others. Good listen. [WNST]
  • Nothing confirmed (yet) but it sounds like Andre Burakovsky won't be headed to the World Juniors this year... and the other teams breathe a collective sigh of relief. [@TSNBobMcKenzieAftonbladetExpressen]
  • Strolling on down the road to the Winter Classic...
    • The ice truck cometh. [Caps Today]
    • Alas, there will be no alumni game at this year's Classic, and no one's being all that clear as to why. Maybe Michael Nylander couldn't decide which team to suit up for. [Puck DaddyRMNB]
    • Barry Trotz talks about writing a history book on film. [WaPo (video)]
    • Over the next three weeks, Comcast Sportsnet will help get you in the mood for the big game with a ton of special coverage, starting this weekend with a look back at 2011. [CSNW (and again)]
    • Director Kevin Smith will offer up his recapping services the day after each episode of the upcoming Epix series. [NHL.com]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzChimeraFehrAlznerRinkside Update/Wilson)]
    • After missing seven games with an upper-body injury, Mike Green made his return to the lineup last night against the Jackets. [WaPoCSNW]
    • Many congrats to Karl Alzner, as the Caps' blueliner became a father for the first time on Wednesday. [WaPoCSNW]
    • The Caps have been really good on the road so far this year, most recently with a three-win, three-game road trip... [WaPo]
    • ...but it's that pesky home ice advantage that seems to evade their grasp. [WaPo]
    • Dmitry Orlov is starting to get a bit frustrated, and understandably so - that 4-6 month recovery time from his broken wrist is now in its seventh month. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Go go power rankings! [Philly.comCSNNE]