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Friday Caps Clips: Phillin' the Net; Flames @ Caps Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of the Caps' win in Philly, previews of their game tonight against the Flames and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of last night's disposal of the Flyers from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinChimeraWilliamsOshie), NHL.comWaPoCSNMA (and again), APPHTFrankovicDSPStars and SticksRMNBPeerless and Broad Street Hockey.
    • Once again, the world thought Alex Ovechkin broke Sergei Fedorov's record for most goals by a Russian-born player. Once again, the world was wrong. [CSNMA (and again), RMNB (and again)]
    • Evgeny Kuznetsov is droppin' dimes, as the kids say. [Puck Daddy]
    • From Elias: Jason Chimera, who entered play on Thursday with no points in his last eight games, broke his slump by scoring two goals with one assist in the Capitals' 5-2 win in Philadelphia. Chimera notched all his points in a 7:33 span during the second period, sandwiching an assist between a pair of power play goals. This is the seventh time that Chimera has tallied at least three points in one game during his 15-year NHL career but it's only the second time that he's had a three-point period. There must be something about Philadelphia that brings out the best in Chimera, since his other three-point period was also against the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. He posted one goal and two assists in the second period of Washington's 7-0 win there on Nov. 1, 2013.
  • Previews of tonight's firefight with the Flames from Vogs and NHL.com, and check out our SB Nation pals at Matchsticks and Gasoline for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Karl Alzner isn't a fan of advanced stats. So what? [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
  • But seriously, how about that 15-shot game? [TSN]
  • And how about 483 of the 3,892 that preceded it? [NHL Numbers]
  • Peter Bondra's impressed. [NHL.com]
  • John Carlson is upping his Team USA stock with his early play. [ESPN ($)]
  • Happy 46th birthday to Patrik Augusta.
  • Finally, it's funny because it's true (ugh):