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Wednesday Caps Clips: Winterlude

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Memorable moments, Ovi’s apples, a suspension in Hershey and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps had some memorable moments in the first half of the season. Which one is your favorite? [NBCSW]
  • Details, details. A long-read look at the Caps’ first half. [Frankovic]
  • Rebuild? Pshaw. The Caps are reloading. [WTOP]
  • Selfishvechkin is somehow two assists away from 500, darn puck hog. [Caps Outsider]
  • Congrats to the incomparable Joe Beninati, named DC Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. [NoVa Caps]
  • With John Walton headed to PyeongChang to call women’s Olympic hockey, Washington Nationals announcer Charlie Slowes will take over the Caps broadcast for one game. Giggity. [WaPo]
  • “It won’t just be the biggest moment of my hockey career. It will be one of the biggest moments of my life. This is every kid’s dream. Because of that, it doesn’t even seem real to me.” Chris Bourque is living the dream. [USA Today]
  • All-Star snubs, by division. [THW]
  • In Hershey, Colby Williams has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Lehigh Valley’s Danick Martel. Williams will miss the Outdoor Classic as a result. And so will Martel, who had surgery for a broken jaw. [Caps Outsider]
  • Fatima Ali is still lacing ‘em up in the UAE. [zawya]
  • Finally, happy 26th birthday to Stanislav Galiev.