clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Thursday Caps Clips: O Captain, Everyone’s Captain

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin gets yet another All-Star nod, sparking Oshie, and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin, who won the fan vote for the Metropolitan Division captain at the upcoming All-Star Game! [Caps, video, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, AP]
  • Now about those jerseys he and his friends will be wearing... [NHL, PHT, Icethetics]
  • Relive all 26 of Ovechkin’s goals thus far. [NoVa Caps]
  • Reuniting Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped spark both of them; now he’s hoping the addition of T.J. Oshie will have the same effect on #77. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Assessing where the team is at the halfway point of the season... [DC Puck Drop]
  • ...and why any positive feelings you have about this squad should immediately be squashed because NO POSITIVITY ALLOWED EVER. (Hi, Neil!) [WaPo]
  • John Carlson is having a career year for himself. That’s good news for him (and his agent), and potentially expensive news for the Caps. [WaPo]
  • It wasn’t always a given coming into this season, but the team’s internal depth is helping drive success through competition for playing time. [WashTimes]
  • One of those depth pieces, Devante Smith-Pelly, is turning out to be an unexpected bargain for the Caps. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s win in Raleigh. [Rink Rank, Caps, Peerless, Canes Country]
  • Dmitry Orlov continues to evolve into a serious offensive threat, as exemplified by his goal against the ‘Canes. [RMNB]
  • Meanwhile Ovechkin’s game against Carolina again moved him into elite company. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Caps365, Trotz, Rinkside Update/Beagle), FiCP]
  • At tonight’s Casino Night, you can bid on a number of outings, including an Escape Room with Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Devante Smith-Pelly. Just take my money, Caps. [WUSA9]