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Friday Caps Clips: A Quiet Storm

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's win over the Hurricanes, Ovechkin in historical context, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of last night's win over Carolina from us (QuickCapRecap), Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzFehrBeagleChimerahighlights), NHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNWPeerlessFrankovicBrooksLaichyearRMNB and Canes Country.
    • Honest Jay Beagle. [Caps OT]
    • If there's a chance for a player to hit a milestone, snap a goalless streak or score against his former team, he'll do it against the Caps. Enter Alexander Semin... who did all three. [The Score]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Beagle)]
    • Over the last few games, the Caps' once stalwart penalty kill has been faltering - and now the Caps are looking for answers. [CSNW]
    • Also needing answers? Their tendency toward slow starts, for which the solution needs to come from within the room. [WaPo (and again)]
    • Lights, camera, action! It's time for the Caps to open their doors to the Epix cameras, as filming is set to begin on "Road to the Winter Classic". [CSNW]
    • A tough - and crucially important - December filled with Division rivals lies ahead for the Caps. [WaPoStars and Sticks]
  • Mike Green is pretty good. Y'know, for a bottom-pairing defenseman... [RMNB]
  • ...but hey let's play another round of "what can we get for him?" [TFP]
  • Saturday night was Alex Ovechkin's 702nd career NHL game, which equals the number of games played by Pavel Bure. So... which Russian superstar gets the nod? [THN]
  • Investigating some of the reasons why the NHL has had the mumps running through its ranks over the past few weeks. [WaPo]
  • Who you should and should not be rooting for to land Connor McDavid. I think we all can get behind #30. [Grantland (DBG)]
  • Good (short-term) news for Dish Network subscribers, as the satellite provider has reached an extension with Comcast SportsNet. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Julien Brouillette.