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Tuesday Caps Clips: Rocket Man

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovi makes - and inches closer to - history, the Caps keep rolling in Montreal, and more.

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Washington Capitals v Montreal Canadiens

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on a sixth-straight win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, CP, WaPo, Frankovic, THW, SovSport, Stars and Sticks, RMNB, NoVa Caps, Habs I/O, and Eyes on the Prize.
  • Big night for Alex Ovechkin, who equaled "Rocket" Richard's career total with his 544th goal... and moved to within one of point #1000. Hoo boy. [Puck Daddy, Sportsnet, AP]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov hasn't quite reached those heights just yet, but his eventual game-winner was quite the beauty. [Puck Daddy]
  • Congrats to Braden Holtby, who earned Third Star of the Week honors - guess back-to-back shutouts will (rightfully) overshadow some piddly unfinished game. [Caps, Caps OT, NHL.com, WashTimes, CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Ovechkin is having a grand old time (...get it??) with the Caps. [NHL.com]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room)]
  • Lars Eller was plenty motivated to pay well in his first visit to his old stomping grounds. [WaPo]
  • T.J. Oshie remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and sat out last night's game against the Canadiens. [WaPo]
  • Meanwhile Tom Wilson, also dinged up in the Ottawa game, rallied from a blocked shot to be in the lineup. [CSNMA]
  • Even with Wilson in, the Caps were still a forward short, so they recalled Paul Carey from Hershey. [WashTimes]
  • Back in mid-November, the Penguins came to DC to pay a visit to the Caps and got shellacked - which apparently helped them start winning. Um, you're welcome. [Post-Gazette]
  • The week that was for the rest of the Caps' organization. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • And your Caps' player(s) of the week are... [Stars and Sticks, THW]
  • Next year the jersey contract for the NHL shifts from Reebok to Adidas... which means arrivaderci, third jerseys. At least for one season. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Rastislav Stana, and happy 27th to John Carlson.