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Saturday Caps Clips: Rocky Road Redemption

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Down three key players and playing their third game in four nights, the Caps (and Backstrom’s OTGWG) made it work.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Tom Wilson played a career-high 24:24 and did all the little things that were needed to give his teammates the time and space to secure the victory. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps were a man up and on the powerplay for Nick Backstrom’s overtime gamewinner, but they had to do it missing three of their best players. Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby were injury scratches, each of them listed as day-to-day with upper body injuries. [NBCSW (and again), RMNB, WaPo]
  • With Holtby still injured and unavailable even as a backup, Ilya Samsonov was recalled from Hershey to don the ballcap and sit on the bench for the first time as a Washington Capital. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
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