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Saturday Caps Clips: A Dogged Effort

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A late-game goal helps the Caps to victory, injuries abound and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, PHT, Frankovic, WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, RMNB, FiCP, KK, Detroit Free Press, MLive, and WiiM.
  • Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie all left before the end of the first period with upper-body injuries. Yikes. [NHL.com, WaPo, PHT, CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Braden Holtby: Stud. [CSNMA]
  • Barry Trotz called in to Sportsnet earlier this week to chat with the Hockey Central crew about the state of the team. [Sportsnet]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-game skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz)
  • Opinions vary on whether morning skates are beneficial or not; to appease both sides, the Caps will continue to hold them but they're optional. [WaPo]
  • The Caps have matched their shorthanded total from last season over the past week, and they're hoping that makes opponents wary. [CSNMA]
  • Where oh where have the five-on-four goals gone? [WaPo]
  • A closer look at Evgeny Kuznetsov and his recent drought. [THW]
  • Also struggling? John Carlson, but that may not be entirely on his shoulders. [NoVa Caps]
  • After some battles with the local authorities, a compromise was struck and Mel's Rink has a new home in Rockville. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Grant Ledyard, and happy 43rd birthday to Dean Melanson.