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Saturday Caps Clips: Desert Dogged; Caps @ Knights Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps falter late against the ‘Yotes and now head to Vegas to test their odds against some familiar faces.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s OT loss from NHL, AP, WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB, AZ Central, and Five for Howling.
  • Previews of tonight’s inaugural visit to Vegas from Las Vegas Review-Journal, and be sure to visit our brand-new SB Nation pals over at Knights on Ice for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Facing off against the Knights means facing off against some old friends, on the roster and in the head office. [Las Vegas Review-Journal (and again), NBCSW (podcast)]
  • At age 32, Alex Ovechkin continues to set a historic goal-scoring pace. [Sporting News]
  • The Metropolitan Division is heating up and setting up a potential five-team playoff run. [NHL, All About the Jersey]
  • Could John Carlson get himself into the running for Norris Trophy consideration? [NBCSW]
  • Claimed back off of waivers earlier this week, Nathan Walker is sticking around with the Capitals... for now. [WaPo]
  • That’s mostly because of the time-honored tradition of the holiday roster freeze, which ensures no Christmas surprises for players in the NHL. [AP]
  • Holiday wishes for all 31 teams. [Sporting News]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Shaone Morissonn, and happy 31st to T.J. Oshie.