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Tuesday Caps Clips: Getting There

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Nope, still not Wednesday.

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  • News and notes from out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Rinkside Update/Schmidt)]
    • Team Red (Lines 2 & 3) handily whipped Team White (Lines 1 & 4) in a "spirited" scrimmage on Monday, with victorious Red practicing shootouts and White working sprints. [CSNMA]
    • Nicklas Backstrom, this is Alex Ovechkin. Alex Ovechkin, meet Nicklas Backstrom. Take a moment to get acquainted, gentlemen, you'll be skating together until Ovi gets one lousy goal today.  [WaPo, CSNMA,]
    • Oh hai there Brooks Orpik, nice to see you back on the i.... oh, wait. [WaPo]
    • Stanislav Galiev has been recalled from Hershey following his conditioning assignment. [WaPo, S&S]
    • "I’m still young," Andre Burakovsky said. "It’s going to take time to be a veteran player and do everything right. It’s going to take time. You’re still doing mistakes, but you just want to eliminate all of those mistakes and just do less. It’s something I’m working on every day." [WaPo]
  • Wrapping up The Week That Was:
    • More ups than downs in this week's Ups and Downs, but not by a lot. To be expected in a three-of-six-available-points segment. [Rink]
    • Oh noes the Captain is so not hot. Everybody panic. [ESPN, S&S]
    • The week in #fancystats. [NVC]
  • Looking ahead to the Week That Will Be:
    • Checking in on Mike Green as the Wings prepare to welcome the Caps for the second time in two weeks. [SI]
    • Our SB Nation pals in Dallas posted a scouting report on the teams that the Stars will face this week, including their visit to Verizon center on Thursday. [Defending Big D]
    • BREAKING: Ovechkin is chasing history - his milestone 9th goal of the 2015-2016 season... []
    • ... and Pavel Datsyuk needs two goals to make it 300 on his NHL career. [mlive]
  • Fun fact: John Carlson is one of only six players to have scored a WJC overtime gold-medal goal. [IIHF]
  • Slow starts?  The Caps say don't look at them in that tone of voice. [PressBox DC]
  • Of course it's a Caps goal-against that is used to illustrate the assertion that calling more penalties will not result in more goal scoring. [ESPN]
  • Casual swipe at Craig Laughlin aside, this report of a DIY play-by-play sports webcast service looks really interesting. If Game Day Thread had a microphone, it might sound like this. But what's the sound of one zebra dancing? [PressBox DC]
  • How did Hershey fare this week? You might not want to know... [CapsOutsider]
  • ... and here is the injury update on Jakub Vrana and Liam O'Brien . The Bears will have to make do without them for a while. [Patriot-News]
  • The PuckBuddys and The Welcoming Committee have put together a fun, festive group event for #CapsStars on Thursday. [PuckBuddys]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Gord Smith and happy 59th birthday to Dennis Maruk... who no doubt will be known as "Pee Wee" well into his 90s.