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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hope to stop one streak and extend another as they host the Jackets, and more.

NHL: NOV 20 Blue Jackets at Capitals Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • After an abysmal start to the season, how's the Caps' power play looking? Well, click through and find out! [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's Metro clash with Columbus from Vogs, NoVa Caps, and Blue Jackets Xtra, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at the Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Jackets enter tonight's game on a 16-game winning streak, looking to tie the all-time mark; the Caps are looking forward to the challenge of stopping it. [WaPo, WashTimes, CSNMA, AP, Cleveland.com]
  • An off night sent Braden Holtby to the bench early on Tuesday; expect him to be back between the pipes tonight. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday's OT win. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, WashCapsBr]
  • His overtime game-winner on Tuesday was Alex Ovechkin's 19th of his career, and now you can relive all of them. [WaPo]
  • Red-hot Justin Williams continues to be red hot, so much so that a point was taken away from him postgame and he still ended up with a three-point night. [WaPo, AP]
  • Dmitry Orlov has a high-risk, high-reward style - and it's paying out for the Caps of late. [RMNB]
  • Some of the things athletes do to keep themselves in shape are downright... shocking. (Sorry.) [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Oshie, Rinkside Update/Carlson), NoVa Caps (pics)]
  • Team USA topped Russia in a semifinal shootout yesterday to advance to the WJC gold medal game, leaving Caps' prospect Ilya Samsonov and the Russians to face Sweden for the Bronze. [NoVa Caps]
  • Taking a look at another week in the best division in hockey. ['Canes Country]
  • Happy 42nd birthday to Mike Grier, happy 49th to Joe Juneau, and happy 29th to Mathieu Perreault.
  • Finally, RIP Milt Schmidt, who passed away yesterday at age 98. He was a long-time member of the Bruins organization, but we know him best as the first GM (and second head coach) of the Capitals. [Puck Daddy, AP, NYT, Boston Herald]
Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images