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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),, 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.