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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Investigating Ovechkin, the Caps skate with a special guest and more.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Is Alex Ovechkin slowing down? [Rink]
  • Talking zone entries with guest Corey Sznajder on this week's episode of Japers' Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's rivalry night against the Flyers from Vogs, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, Peerless, and Philly.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • After a sluggish start, the Caps' special teams are starting to turn the corner. [CSNMA]
  • Since moving up to the top line, Justin Williams has helped spark his linemates - and himself. [THW]
  • Dmitry Orlov has come a long way, and is becoming a dependable member of the Caps' blueline. [WaPo]
  • The offensive skills were never in question for Jakub Vrana, but since joining the Caps he's showing skills on both sides of the puck. [Caps Outsider]
  • Checking in at Kettler for a pre-trip practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Rinkside Update/Johansson), FiCP, NoVa Caps
  • John Carlson was a bit under the weather yesterday but should be a-ok for tonight's game. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • At yesterday's practice the Caps helped create a magical day for one special little boy. [Caps OT (Seth's day, Seth's day 2), NHL.com, ABC7, NoVa Caps (and again)]
  • The 12 Days of Capitals continues with some Karl Alzner flashbacks. [CSNMA]
  • Handing out some holiday cheer, and presents, to the Caps (and others). [USA Today, The Guardian]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Petr Sykora.