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Saturday Caps Clips: Mile High Happy; Capitals @ Coyotes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps establish a new franchise record for wins, Holtby moves to within one victory of Brodeur's record and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps' 4-2 win was their 55th on the campaign, setting a new franchise record for single-season victories. [PHT, theScore]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Chimera, Beagle, Ovechkin),, AP, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), Peerless, Frankovic, DSP, RMNB and NoVa Caps, and from the home bench, Denver Post, BSN Denver and Mile High Hockey.
    • Avs coach Patrick Roy expressed his admiration for the Caps postgame. [Altitude Radio]
    • Tom Wilson laid a check on Avs defenseman Nikita Zadorov that knocked NZ16 from the game. [CBS Sports, theScore, SB Nation, RMNB]
    • Say, there sure are a lot of Caps jerseys here in the stands in Denver. [NoVa Caps]
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from the morning skate:
  • Today in "If you think the Caps are good..." (and stay tuned for Rob Parker's chat about it with John Walton). [Rink]
  • The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's Caps-Yotes throwdown from, Peerless, and Vogs (plus game notes), and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Five For Howling for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Braden Holtby is returning to form at exactly the right time. [S&S]
  • "I hate to say Cup-or-bust because that can't be the only measure of a successful season... [but] with everything [the Caps] have in place I think anything short of a berth in the Final is going to be a tough pill to swallow. And if they wind up playing the Flyers in the first round ... well, they might want to have a glass of water ready, just in case." []
  • Signing NCAA goaltenders are the popular new thing for NHL teams. The goalies have a longer window to develop as players and people, and, like the Caps new signee Adam Carlson, won't cost a draft pick. []
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Joey Tenute and Owen Fussey (who recently announced his engagement). And we wish a very happy (and victory-filled) birthday to John Walton, as well as congrats on the 1st anniversary of Caps Radio 24/7.