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Saturday Caps Clips: Downing the Devils; Caps @ Flyers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hand the Devils their first defeat, then head up to Philly to face the Flyers, and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Trotz, locker room), NHL (with highlights), AP, WaPo, NBCSWA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, NJ.com (and again) and All About the Jersey.
  • Yes, folks, Alex Ovechkin is still en fuego. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Btw... so is Nicklas Backstrom, who added another four-point night to his resume. [AP]
  • On an otherwise good night, there was some bad news: Matt Niskanen left the game with an apparent injury. [WaPo, NBCSWA]
  • ...oh, and Andre Burakovsky got into a fight. Typical. [Aftonbladet]
  • The Devils are actually one of those rare Metropolitan/Patrick Division rivals against whom the Caps have had some success over the years. [NoVa Caps]
  • Since being traded from the Caps, new Devil Marcus Johansson has stepped into a leadership role with his new team. [RMNB]
  • Previews of tonight’s matchup in Philly from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FOX Sports, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight’s game.
  • All of a sudden the Caps are seen as a speedy team, and they’re embracing that identity. [CBS DC]
  • Who is in the spotlight for each of the 31 teams. Bet you can’t guess who it is for the Caps... [ESPN]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pre-trip skate. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Trotz)
  • Both Andre Burakovsky and Jakub Vrana are struggling to score out of the gate. [WaPo, NBCSWA]
  • The DC “curse”, such as it is, isn’t just felt by the fans - the players are very aware of it. [CBS DC]
  • Being a DC sports fan is not the easiest... but hey, we have some good things going for us, too. [NBCSWA]