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Wednesday Caps Clips: Creepy Twin Powers, Activate

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's loss to the Canucks, bad habits return for the Caps, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us (QuickCap, recap), Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzNiskanenLaichFehrHoltbyCarlsonhighlights),, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNW (gamerblog), APFrankovicDSPRMNBBrooksLaichyearStars and SticksCanucksArmyPITBVancouver SunNational Post
    • That Brooks Laich goal, though. Purty. [@CapitalsHill]
    • From Elias: Daniel Sedin scored two goals for the Canucks in their 4-3 win over the Capitals in Washington. It was the first multiple-goal game of the season for Sedin, who entered play on Tuesday having scored only four goals in 24 games. It was the 37th multi-goal game of Sedin's NHL career but his first against an Eastern Conference team since Jan. 14, 2011, when he scored twice in another Vancouver win against the Capitals in D.C.
  • Prior to last night's game, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and producer Ross Greenburg talked to Caps fans about a wide range of topics, including the upcoming Winter Classic documentary series. [Monumental videoWaPoPuckBuddys]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzFehrRinkside Update/Ward), Caps OT]
    • Remember that fun thing the Caps did a lot last year, where they gave up a bunch of quick-response goals? If not, don't worry... they've got you covered. [WaPo]
    • Proving that he's not only a good hitter but also a bit psychic, Brooks Orpik noted prior to last night's game that the Sedin twins can "eat you alive". Yup. [CSNW]
  • The Caps have been able to sustain success on the power play, unlike some teams. But how? []
  • Barry Trotz's goaltending strategy Saturday night against the Leafs was a good one... even if it didn't quite work out. [CSNW]
  • Justin Peters got roughed up a bit in that goalie-go-round against the Leafs, but he's staying positive. [WaPo]
  • How does Braden Holtby stack up against some of the NHL's best netminders? [RMNB]
  • Looking back at the good, the bad and the ugly from the last week. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The recipe for a quick and easy Stanley Cup championship - just add water! And talent, luck, good drafting... [Grantland]
  • How great a guy is Mike Green? The best. He's the best. [RMNB]
  • So is Alex Ovechkin, by the way. [RMNB]
  • The All-Star - and All-Snub - ballots, with reps from all 30 teams. [AIH (and again)]
  • The Caps will kick off the road to the Winter Classic with a series of rink visits around the DC area by team alumni. [CSNW]
  • Happy 48th birthday to Ken Lovsin.
  • And finally, the hockey world lost a true legend - and a true gentleman - with the passing of Jean Beliveau yesterday at the age of 83. RIP, Le Gros Bill. [YouTubeMontreal GazetteCanadiensCBCPuck Daddy]