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Saturday Caps Clips: Buffalo Sweep

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vrana nets his first and so does Carlson, Wilson delivers a pie, Ovi’s peers recognize and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • ... and Vrana also received his first NHL shaving cream pie, delivered by Tom Wilson. [NHL.com, RMNB, Monumental, CSNMA]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's season series sweep from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), AP, Fox Sports, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, FiCP, RMNB, PSB, Die by the Blade, WKBW and Buffalo News.
  • Down in Hershey, Zach Sanford scored the game-winner as the Bears topped the Baby Pens 5-2 and took over first place in their division. [Cumberlink]
  • Fantasy owners are struggling as Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky are struggling. [THN]
  • Reports from the NHL’s winter meetings in Florida seem to indicate that the Lig is increasingly unlikely to approve participation in the 2018 Olympics, but that doesn’t matter to Ted Leonsis. If Alex Ovechkin wants to go, he’ll go. [Toronto Sun]
  • Sunday’s game vs. the Canucks is the Capitals’ Star Wars night... here’s why the team should embrace the Dark Side. [CBS DC]
  • Finally, in advance of the Canucks’ visit on Sunday, Sportsnet has an Ovechkin Appreciation piece: