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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping last night's shootout victory, the day's personnel transactions and more.

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  • Five years after record snowfall blanketed the District, a look back at the thrilling game that took place in the aftermath... remembering Snovechkin. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout victory from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzBrouwerGrubauerChimeraCarlsonNiskanenBoudreauDucks locker roomhighlights), NHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNWFrankovicRMNBDSPStars and SticksLA Times, and OC Register.
    • The second line made some nice plays last night, but perhaps none finer than the diving desperation hold at the line by Troy Brouwer. [RMNBThe Score]
    • After cooling his heels in Hershey for most of the season, Philipp Grubauer finally got to make his season debut for the Caps - and he made the most of it. [CSNW]
    • Honest Evgeny. [Instagram]
  • Five reasons why the Caps will win the Metropolitan Division... and don't look now, but they're just two points back from the lead. [CBS DC]
  • Mike Green just cannot stay healthy. [Shadows on the Ice]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-game non-skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzBoudreauRinkside Update/Fehr)]
    • The Caps recalled goaltender Philipp Grubauer from the Bears prior to last night's game, giving him a chance to make his season debut against Anaheim... [CapsWaPott, CSNW (and again), Patriot News]
    • ...which means the Caps needed to move a body out, sending Andre Burakovsky down to Hershey for the day. At least on paper. [CapsWaPo]
    • Former Caps' coach Bruce Boudreau talks to CSN's Jill Sorenson about his old team and what might have been. [CSNW]
    • Once used against them, the Caps are turning the tables on their opponents this year with quick-response goals. [WaPo]
    • Another day, another measuring-stick game. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin makes jokes about his monstrous plus-minus rating from a season ago because Alex Ovechkin is awesome. [CSNW]
  • Braden Holtby is on fiyah. [NHL.comESPN]
  • But could he earn himself a Vezina Trophy for his efforts so far this season? [WaPoStars and Sticks]
  • Digging beneath the surface of the Caps' penalty kill. [Stars and Sticks]
  • With just over three weeks to go until the trade deadline, questions abound regarding the Caps' top-line winger and goaltending issues... to say nothing of a certain defenseman's future. [CSNW]
  • Keeping an eye on the future of the team with a look at prospects Shane Gersich and Christian Djoos. [Stars and SticksRMNB]
  • He may have only spent parts of two seasons in DC, but Clint Malarchuk has some funny stories about some then-locals. [WaPo]
  • The Hershey Bears stayed red hot in 2015, earning a win on the road in Binghamton to extend their lead in the East Division. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Shawn Anderson, happy 45th to Denis Chasse, happy 43rd to John Slaney, and happy 47th to the legendary Peter Bondra.