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Wednesday Caps Clips: Chaotic Win in Columbus

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps and Blue Jackets played two periods of hockey and one of Ultimate Warrior, Joel Ward got an assist and a win on his 500th NHL game, post-trade deadline analysis and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of a victory from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Chimera, Glencross, Backstrom, Ovechkin), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP (plus three stars), Caps Outsider, Stars and Sticks, RMNB and from the Jax end of the ice, Columbus Dispatch and The Cannon.
    • Get well soonest, Michael Latta. [RMNB]
    • Angry Barry Trotz was angry. [RMNB]
    • Congrats to Tim Gleason on his first point as a Cap... [@CapitalsPR, Caps OT]
    • ... and to Joel Ward, with the primary assist on Marcus Johansson's empty-netter to cap off his 500th game in the NHL. [Caps OT]
    • Alex Ovechkin et Nicklas Backstrom représentent le MEILLEUR DUO de la LNH... Oui. [Hockey30]

    • They are also pretty awesome in Swedish, too. [Aftonbladet]
    • From Elias: Alex Ovechkin's second goal of the night was the game-winner in the Capitals' 5-3 victory at Columbus on Tuesday. Ovechkin also scored twice, including the game-winning goal, in Washington's last game, a 4-0 shutout over the Maple Leafs on Sunday. This is the seventh time that Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in each of two consecutive team games in one season, but it's the first time he's done it since Oct. 9-11, 2010, in Capitals wins on home ice against New Jersey and Ottawa. Before Ovechkin did it this week, the last Washington player to record back-to-back game-winners was Mike Green on April 11-13, 2013.
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame (er, optional) skate:
  • The new additions are well and good, but do they make the Caps good enough? [JoeB (CBS Radio), DSP, CJ SportsRambler]
  • We'll find out soon as the League hits the stretch run. [Pressbox DC]
  • Fitting the new pieces together. [WaPo ExpressWaPo]
  • Here's Curtis Glencross by the numbers... [Rink]
  • ... and as a chuckwagon driver. [Caps Outsider]
  • Ups, downs, and a pat on the back for Jack Hillen. [Rink]
  • Carey Price, that sound you hear behind you might just be the Ovitrain. All aboard! [Sportsnet]
  • Congrats to the Hershey Bears' Chris Conner, who was named AHL Player of the Month for February... [Patriot-News]
  • ... and we'll hope that Andre Burakovsky brought a big suitcase, because the team is hitting the road for much of the month. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally: