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Monday Caps Clips: Five Jive

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The streak goes to five games, Orpik and Schmidt are off to a strong start and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • At 31 (!) it might not be such a bad idea for Alex Ovechkin to cut down on his ice time now for a fresher Alex Ovechkin in the playoffs. [WaPo]
  • So that Nate Schmidt - Brooks Orpik duo is looking pretty sharp so far. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • Is Ovechkin's legacy dependent on bringing home a Cup? [CSNMA]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday's Hockey Fights Cancer win. [FiCP (and again)]
  • Rank 'em! [Rink]
  • Barry Trotz has taken to running the lines through the ol' line shuffler on a fairly regular basis, and so far, it's working. [CSNMA, NoVa Caps]
  • Hear from the coach and one of Saturday's goal scorers after yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Rinkside Update/Eller)]
  • That's five, baby. [Caps, The Score]
  • With another two-goal game under his belt - and six goals already this season - T.J. Oshie continues to be everything the Caps hoped he would be. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Sharks roll into town tomorrow night, and they're certainly curious about what the atmosphere will be like on election night in DC. [Mercury News]
  • The week that was for the Caps and their organization... [Peerless, Pensburgh, Caps Outsider]
  • ...and a look at the week ahead for the Caps and their division. [All About the Jersey]