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Sunday Caps Clips: Wrapping Up 2017 With A Win

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps finish the year atop the metro, MoJo returns to DC ice, it’s the last day for All-Star voting and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congrats are in order for Coach Barry Trotz, who is keeping some fine company on his own rise up the record books:
  • Andre Burakovsky was a healthy scratch for this game, with Barry Trotz hoping to inspire some urgency in his game. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps, WaPo]
  • Nathan Walker returned to the Giant Center in a 2-1 OT loss to the Baby Pens. [NoVa Caps (gamer, photos, long read)]
  • Axel Jonsson-Fjallby continues to impress at World Juniors. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Gary McAdam, and raise a glass to the 134th anniversary of the birth of Lester Patrick, who is both the grandfather of Caps president Dick Patrick and, with his brother Frank, the paterfamilias of many of the features of the modern hockey rulebook.
  • One more - Today is the final day for NHL All-Star voting. Alex Ovechkin still stands atop the Metro, but he’d probably appreciate your vote. [NHL]