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Thursday Caps Clips: Bearing Down for the Win

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps squeak out a victory in OT, Oshie returns and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's OT win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, THW, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, FiCP, RMNB, NoVa Caps
  • A dangerous hit by Patrice Bergeron sent Matt Niskanen face-first into the boards, and then to the locker room for the rest of the night. [CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Two points firmly in hand didn’t mean the Caps were happy with the effort:
  • Cures for the struggling contenders... aka the Caps and some other, less important teams. [SB Nation]
  • Because the Caps are indeed struggling. Gone are the party days of the 2015-16 (regular) season, hello hangover. [WaPo, THW]
  • All roads on the Caps power play run through - or to - Alex Ovechkin. And maybe that's the problem. [RMNB]
  • News, notes and pics from yesterday's pregame skate. [Monumental video (Trotz), Dump ‘n Chase, FiCP]
  • Guess who's back, back again? T.J. Oshie's back, tell a friend! [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Reunited and it feels so good. Welcome back, Carlzner. [CSNMA]
  • Andre Burakovsky has had his own share of struggles this year, but he's trying to keep his confidence up even as his ice time dwindles. [WaPo]
  • After soaring to the top of the League last season, the Caps are right in the middle of the pack this time around - and now it's a fight for playoff lives. [CSNMA]
  • Olympic conjecture and more in this week's 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Some of the Caps' European prospects are stepping into the limelight of late. [Caps Outsider]