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Monday Caps Clips: Atop the Metro

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps are back on top, the team got in the holiday spirit, Ovi is still awesome and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume 11. [Peerless, RMNB, AAtJ]
  • Ten thoughts as the Caps reclaim the Metro crown. [Frankovic]
  • Point - Sure, the Caps are back up on top of the Metro. Maybe that’s not the best place for them to be. [RMNB]
  • Counterpoint - But it sure feels grand. [RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin has his Nicklas Backstrom, and now Evgeny Kuznetsov has his... Jakub Vrana. [WaPo]
  • Is Alex Ovechkin Clutch™? [PHT]
  • “They’re not the heavyweight hopefuls they’ve been the past several seasons. But Ovechkin’s still scoring, Holtby’s still stopping, and the Caps are still winning.” The Caps earn an A- for their work so far this season, up to the Christmas break. [THN]
  • Andre Burakovsky is back from his injury but not really back to pre-injury form yet. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsDucks:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Numbers for the morning after. [RMNB]
  • A comeback with character. [NoVa Caps]
  • Reminder - we have the extreme privilege of watching a legendary career unfold:
  • Celebrating the Ho-Ho-Holidays, Capitals-style:
  • Here’s a roundup of everything the Caps did at their final pre-Xmas home game. [@Capitals]
  • But mainly it was this beauty: