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Wednesday Caps Clips: The Gr8 One

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin and his many milestones, keeping the troops in line and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • What's the problem with the power play? Well, maybe the Caps should try hitting the gosh darn net. [Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin now has 16 career hat tricks - take a look back at the first half of them. [Rink]
  • And he's inching closer to a huge milestone, while some of his teammates are struggling to keep up. [CSNMA]
  • Could Ovechkin break the Great One's goal record? [ESPN]
  • The Caps have been less than disciplined of late; here's how Barry Trotz is handling his unruly bunch. [WaPo]
  • Of course, while they're getting a stern lecture, they're also getting reminded that winning should be fun. [CSNMA]
  • Predicting what Karl Alzner might get on the open market this summer and 29 other hockey-related thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Assessing the defense after a quarter of a season. [NoVa Caps]
  • The defense is better with Matt Niskanen in it... so heal up quick, sir. [Caps Outsider]
  • Looking ahead to Thursday's game, when the Caps will face an Islanders team fresh off a visit from the Penguins. [Newsday]
  • Speaking of Thursday's game, take note: the National Christmas Tree lighting could make the commute downtown a bit tricky. [CSNMA]
  • Add another ambassadorship to Ovechkin's resume, as he takes on the 2018 FIFA World Cup. [RMNB]
  • Spotlight on Calle Johansson. [NoVa Caps]