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Wednesday Caps Clips: Outblasting the Cannon

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's win in Columbus, a look at a strong goalie tandem and more.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinHoltbyKuznetsovBackstromhighlights), NHL.comAP,
    WaPoCSNMAFrankovicPeerlessDSPFriends in Cold PlacesRMNBStars and SticksNoVa CapsJacketsDispatch, and The Cannon.
    • It was a rough night for Sergei Bobrovsky, who was returning from a 17-game absence with a groin injury. [TSS]
    • Part of the reason for that rough night? A man named Evgeny Kuznetsov. [The Score]
    • Last night marked Game #422 in a row for Karl Alzner, bringing him into a tie with Bobby Carpenter for the longest streak in franchise history. [Caps Outsider]
  • A look at the week that was... [Rink]
  • ...and the week ahead. [Rink]
  • Braden Holtby has already established himself as a contender for the Vezina... but what about the Hart? [RMNBCheatSheet]
  • Looking at potential roster needs, and potential trade bait, with six weeks left until the trade deadline. [CSNMAStars and Sticks]
  • As good as he's been, it hasn't hurt that behind him is a pretty solid backup in Philipp Grubauer, who has stepped up when needed. [NoVa Caps]
  • In the past, it was Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom shouldering the load for the team; now they have a third musketeer in Evgeny Kuznetsov. [CBS DCESPN]
  • The second line as a whole has been pitching in at a high rate and it's awesome. [NHL.com]
  • Best. Team. Ever. [CBS DC]
  • The Caps boast the best goal differential in the League, and it's a pretty accurate indicator of the team itself. [StarsandSticks]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate.
  • Dissecting the payroll and personnel of a handful of Cup contenders, including the Caps. [HW]
  • Take a peek inside the hidden, secretive world of NHL kangaroo courts. [SI.com]
  • Justin Williams chatted with Jeremy Roenick and Billy Jaffe about this Caps squad. [Roenick Life]
  • Finally, open your hearts and wallets for next month's fundraiser in support of a local family dealing with the unimaginable. [NoVa CapsArlNow]