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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin sits perched on the edge of 1000 as a tough rival awaits, and more.

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  • One. More. Point. And the journey that puts Alex Ovechkin on the precipice of 1000 points is one filled with supreme talent and incredible resiliency. [WaPo, CSNMA, AP, TSN, Post-Gazette]
  • As we wait for Ovechkin's milestone, the one that just passed for his oft-overshadowed running mate, Nicklas Backstrom, is more than worthy of reflection. [SI]
  • Previews of tonight's clash of red-hot Metro enemies from Vogs (and game notes), NHL.com (and again), AP, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • There will be one more familiar face in the lineup for the bad guys tonight as former Cap Steve Oleksy suits up against his old pals. [TribLive]
  • Many congrats to Ovechkin and Braden Holtby on their selection to this year's All-Star Game in LA. [Caps, Monumental video (Ovechkin, Holtby), Rink, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA, WashTimes, AP, RMNB (and again), NoVa Caps]
  • So those two are in... but who was "snubbed"? [CSNMA]
  • The Caps have long been known for their dangerous offensive weapons - but lately the underrated defense has been the star of the show. [NoVa Caps]
  • Liam O'Brien and Paul Carey are headed back to Hershey, and that can only be good news for the prospect of Penguin-killer T.J. Oshie's return to the lineup. [Caps, WaPo, CSNMA, WashTimes]
  • Leftovers from Monday night's win over the Habs. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, AllHabs, EOTP (and again)]
  • Remember when Montreal was a house of horrors for the Caps? Buh-bye, Ghosts of Bell Centre. [WaPo]
  • 18 points in his last 17 games, including a dazzling goal against Carey Price on Monday... is Evgeny Kuznetsov back? [WaPo]
  • Happy 52nd birthday to Tim Bergland, happy 55th to Kent Carlson, and happy 44th to Ryan Mulhern.