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Wednesday Caps Clips: Shooting for History

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's epic shootout, recaps of last night's Epix debut, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Takeaways from an examination of giveaways and takeaways by the Caps over the course of the season. [Rink]
  • Those giveaways? Not so noticeable when the guy between the pipes is doing the kind of work Braden Holtby is doing these days. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us (QuickCapRecap), Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzFehrBrouwerHoltbyNiskanenhighlights), NHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNWRMNBOn Frozen Pond and Litter Box Cats
    • That shootout wasn't just long, it was historic. And also long. When Brooks Orpik gets a turn... yeah. [NHL.com (highlights), Puck DaddySporting NewsPDL]
    • So... was it a goal? [CSNW (video)]
    • The Panthers have gotten themselves into a playoff position by scratching out points from one-goal games... and really, really long shootouts. [WaPo]
    • Turns out the Caps and Cats are pretty familiar foes. And that was before they faced each other in a 20-round shootout. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Winter Classic news:
    • We recap last night's premiere episode of 'Road to the Winter Classic'... [Rink]
    • ...and some other people do, too. [NHL.comPuck DaddyRMNB]
    • Miss the first episode of the EPIX series? Well, now you have no excuse for missing episodes two, three and four! [WaPoSCHRMNB]
    • And once you tune in, you'll have a handy viewing guide and an even handier drinking game to help you along. [Puck Daddy (and again)]
    • The subjects of the show were pretty pumped about seeing it for the first time, too. [WaPo]
    • An interview with Ross Greenburg, the brains behind the series. [The Big Lead]
    • More on the series and what it could mean - or at least what the NHL is hoping it means - for the audience. [Adweek]
    • On the day of the Winter Classic, the NHL will feature a spectator plaza with music and assorted activities outside Nats Park. [NHL.comCSNW]
    • The truck that makes the ice and keeps it there has arrived! [Talk the Red]
  • The curious case of Joel Ward, who appears to be aging in reverse. [RMNB]
  • Looking at the Caps' improved play, some improved trade targets and other assorted thoughts on the Caps. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Caps have a new culture. Namaste. [DSP]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate: 
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzWardRinkside Update/Schmidt)]
    • Now that Mike Green is back and healthy, the Caps are hoping that he can inject a little life into the power play. [WaPo]
    • If the Caps are going to have even a shot at winning a Cup someday, they have to be a lot better. [CSNW]
    • Andre Burakovsky won't be leaving the Caps to play in the World Junior Championships, and his coach explains why. [WaPo]
  • Hershey update:
    • Aaron Volpatti was granted a bit of shore leave from his stint in the AHL to return to DC in time for some out-of-town visitors. [Patriot-News]
    • The Bears put some smiles on the faces of kids who could use a few smiles in their holiday visit to a local hospital. [CBS21]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Dave Poulin, and happy 49th to Craig Berube.