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Sunday Caps Clips: In the Nick of Time

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Backstrom’s OT strike keeps the winning streak alive, praising Wilson’s posterior and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's OT win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, THW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Philly.com, CSN Philly(and again),
  • Tom Wilson had a heckuva game last night, which included him putting his butt on the line for the team. Literally. [CSNMA]
  • News and notes from yesterday's optional morning skate. [Monumental video (Trotz, Rinkside Update/Oshie), NoVa Caps]
  • Pics from Thursday's Military Night win over the Devils. [FiCP]
  • It's not Brooks Orpik's physicality or the excellent defensive positioning that makes Barry Trotz appreciate him. It's all about the love, man. [CSNMA]
  • There is a cluster of teams battling it out for the opportunity to face the Caps in the first round next month... and none of them will be an easy out. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Metropolitan Division is not one for the faint of heart. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Continuing to unpack the trade that brought Kevin Shattenkirk to DC. [Boston Herald, NY Post, THW]
  • It's been said many times before, but is this year finally THE year? [StarsandSticks]
  • If it is THE year, the key may be a certain Russian Cap. No, not that one. [FRS]
  • More on Alex Ovechkin's brief foray into the world of pizza delivery service. [WaPo, Puck Daddy, NBC4, FOX Sports]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Paul Gardner, and posthumous birthday wishes to the team's first GM, the late Milt Schmidt, who passed away earlier this year just shy of his 99th birthday.