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Tuesday Caps Clips: One Goal Too Many

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps and Pens combine for 15 goals, the streak ends (but the team’s still good) and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out the ups and... well, (spoiler alert!) mostly ups for the Caps over the past week. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings of last night's wild OT loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, CBC, The Score,PHT, WaPo, Frankovic, StarsandSticks, RMNB, NoVa Caps, Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, and Pensburgh.
  • The second period was a wild one, and included three goals by Evgeni Malkin... or two goals and one "goal". [Puck Daddy, CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Sometimes a big hit can spark a team. Sometimes that big hit is an illegal one. [Caps Outsider, Post-Gazette]
  • For the Caps, the whole game should be a wake-up call - or so sayeth the always wise Justin Williams. [CSNMA]
  • Last night aside, Braden Holtby has been having a stellar season... and yet no one outside of DC is really paying attention. [USA Today, Puck Daddy]
  • Both goalies, in fact, have been playing tremendously well. [WaPo]
  • As have the Caps, as they soar to the top of the rankings of power. [ESPN]
  • No, the Caps are not peaking too early. [NoVa Caps, Sportsnet (DGB)]
  • Congrats to Nicklas Backstrom, whose 10-point week earned him the NHL's First Star of the Week. [Rink, WashTimes, CSNMA]
  • Yup, it was a pretty good week for #19. [StarsandSticks]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday's matinee win vs. Philadelphia. [BSH]
  • Hear from the coach ahead of last night's game. [Monumental video, Dump 'n Chase]
  • Still nursing that lower-body injury, John Carlson sat out last night's Pens game. [CSNMA, WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 25th birthday to Stanislav Galiev.