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Wednesday Caps Clips: Last Goal Wins

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping a wild win at VC, developing third-line chemistry and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's OT win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA, AP, Frankovic, FiCP, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Stars and Sticks, Peerless, and from north of the border, CP, Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, and Pension Plan Puppets.
  • For the first time this season, Braden Holtby got the hook last night - and for the first time in a long time, it was because of him. [CSNMA].
  • His overtime strategy has at times come into question, so Barry Trotz changed things up last night... and it worked. [CSNMA]
  • For a brief shining moment the Caps allowed the fewest goals per game in the League. Welp. [CSNMA]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Monumental video (Trotz, Johansson, Rinkside Update/Orpik), Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA]
  • The newly cobbled together third line of Brett Connolly, Lars Eller and Andre Burakovsky is starting to really click. [WaPo]
  • Taylor Chorney picked up a goal and had an all-around strong performance against the Senators on Sunday, and that earned him another lineup spot last night. [CSNMA]
  • And that should never, ever happen. [RMNB]
  • After a rough start to the season, Justin Williams is en fuego of late, with eight goals and 14 points in his last 13 games. [RMNB]
  • The start to Philipp Grubauer's career has been a pretty good one (and it's only gotten better); how does it stand up to other goalies in franchise history? [Caps Outsider]
  • 2016 wasn't so kind to the Caps; with the start of a new year, however, is the chance for a fresh start. [THW]
  • NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr sounds a bit more optimistic now that the NHL will be at the Olympics next winter. [ESPN]