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Wednesday Caps Clips: Hit Reset

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps are ready to put Monday's crazy OT loss behind them, Ovi stays mum on politics and more.

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NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The hockey world was abuzz yesterday in the aftermath of Monday's chaotic, goal-filled monstrosity of a game. [Rink Rank, Vogs, NHL.com, Sportsnet, CSNMA, NoVa Caps (and again), Pensburgh]
  • Here are a lot of words about Patric Hornqvist's hit on T.J. Oshie that end with the completely incorrect conclusion. Enjoy! [Puck Daddy]
  • Now that the game, and the winning streak, are over, the Caps need to reset and focus on not letting a streak turn into a slump. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • So what did we learn about the Caps from the last 10 games? [FiCP]
  • Braden Holtby kicked off his hot streak the day after being pulled from a game. He finished it the same way. [WaPo]
  • After a brief call-up, a few days of NHL pay and a cozy seat in the pressbox, Chandler Stephenson is headed back to Hershey. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • The trade deadline is just over a month away; what might the Caps do? [FiCP]
  • He lives in the US capital and has a friendly relationship with Vladimir Putin... so Alex Ovechkin is wisely keeping his mouth shut when it comes to international politics. [WashTimes, USA Today]
  • Finally, raise a glass in memory of the late Pete Laframboise, who would have been 67 today.