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Wednesday Caps Clips: Filibustered

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping last night’s loss, predicting good things for the Caps and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, StarsandSticks, Peerless, RMNB, NoVa Caps, Ottawa Citizen, and Silver Seven.
  • There were lots of little munchkins in Ottawa rooting for the Caps' own #14 last night. [RMNB]
  • Before the game, current Senators executive and former Caps' bench boss Bryan Murray was honored with the first spot in Ottawa's ring of fame (as well as a pretty sweet Caps jersey). [Caps OT (and again)]
  • The Caps were missing Jay Beagle last night, as the team's fourth-line center was absent with an illness. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • To fill the void, the Caps summoned Chandler Stephenson from Hershey. [Caps, WashTimes]
  • He's earned trophies and awards and accolades - but Alex Ovechkin still wants the one thing he's missing. [Globe and Mail]
  • Slight stumble last night aside, the Caps are once again flirting with an historic pace. [The Score]
  • After starting the season as a frequent pressbox inhabitant, Brett Connolly is settling in with the Caps and producing offensively. [CSNMA]
  • Justin Williams has also rebounded from a slow start, and his first half of the season has really been two seasons. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking in with the Caps' coach ahead of last night's game. [Monumental video]
  • A few leftovers from Monday's win against the 'Canes. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase]
  • Dmitry Orlov has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few months. [WaPo, WashTimes, NoVa Caps]
  • The Metropolitan Division is stacked - so which team has the best chance at the Cup? [ESPN]
  • In fact, the majority of NHL coaches think the Caps have a good shot at a Cup run, so... basically they're screwed. [WaPo, Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Steve Maltais, and happy 52nd to Esa Tikkanen.