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Wednesday Caps Clips: No-Go at the Joe

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps are blanked in Detroit, Ovechkin and Fedorov stay deadlocked and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Take a look at the week ahead, and the usual totally-not-libelous commentary on the week's upcoming opponents. [Rink]
  • Recaps of last night's whitewashing by the Wings from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinHoltbyAlzner), NHL.com, CSNMAAPSovSportThe ScoreKKDSPPeerlessRMNBCaps OutsiderDetroit Free-PressDetroit NewsMLive (and again), and Winging It In Motown.
    • Okay, so... this should have been a goal, yes? [Puck Daddy]
    • The Caps didn't just lose the game; they also lost Brooks Orpik, who left the game with a lower-body injury. [WaPoThe Score]
    • Before the game, Alex Ovechkin was one goal away from taking over the goal lead among Russians. After the game... he remained one goal away. Alas. [PressboxDC]
    • Sergei Fedorov Night at the Joe was still pretty special, even without a record-breaking goal. [Red WingsCSNMACapitals OvertimeWXYZ.com]
  • A closer look at the renaissance of the Caps. [NHLNumbers]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
  • Ranking the worst draft-lottery losses in history, aka how the Caps ended up with the greatest goal-scorer in modern history. [ESPN (DGB)]
  • He's pretty good at putting up points in general, actually. [IBTimes]
  • Ovechkin's path to the NHL was paved, in part, by the man honored by the Wings last night: Sergei Fedorov. [NHL.com]
    • Fedorov had some pretty amazing moments in his career - many of which came for, and against, the Caps. [THW]
  • Experience the magic of a Hershey Bears game through the eyes of a first-time visitor. [Shnarped]
  • The Metropolitan Division by the numbers. [THW]
  • Relive the six DC sports moments- good and bad - that everyone should remember. Spoiler: the Caps one is actually in the "good" category. [Washingtonian]
  • Catch Ovechkin talking hockey and soccer with some guys in jackets. Er, wait... that's men in blazers. Whatever. [Monumental video]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Michel Bergeron, and happy 43rd to Steve Konowalchuk.