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Thursday Caps Clips: Battered and Bruised

The Caps’ list of beat-up players grows by two, but hopes are high for tomorrow’s game, the team, the PK and the Wilson are all red hot, and more.

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  • Andre Burakovsky continues to struggle - but perhaps a tiny change of scenery could help. [Rink]
  • The top two scorers in franchise history are still adding to their point totals and are unlikely to be dethroned anytime soon. [Rink]
  • Nicklas Backstrom’s latest milestone - and entire career - is drawing high praise from one of the men who helped draft him and the man he passed on the franchise scoring list. [Caps]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, with Devante Smith-Pelly and Michal Kempny added to the list of players missing. Hoo boy. [Caps video (Reirden, Caps365), WaPo, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • While the list of walking wounded seemingly grows, the team is optimistic that most will be back in time for tomorrow’s game vs. New Jersey. [NBCSW]
  • In case you haven’t heard, Tom Wilson is en fuego since returning from suspension. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The whole team has been hot this month... but this month is almost over. Can they sustain the heat into December? [NoVa Caps]
  • Helping them along the way has been a rejuvenated penalty kill, which has been perfect over the last four games. [WaPo]
  • A six-game winning streak under their belts, the Caps have made a huge leap in the Super 16. [NHL]
  • Can the Caps capture another Metropolitan Division title? [ESPN]
  • Nic Dowd took some time to chat about puppies and dogs and also puppies [Fox5DC (video)]
  • Got a ticket to tomorrow night’s game? Pop in early for a pre-game chat with Keeper of the Cup Phil Pritchard, who will be sharing tales of the Cup. [Caps]
  • While the Caps were idle once again last night, the Bears were in action - and once again faltered against the baby Pens. [NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • 2016 Caps’ draftee Chase Priskie has established himself as one of the elite offensive blueliners in college hockey. [CHN]
  • Congrats to former Cap and current Caps scout Brian Sutherby on being inducted into the Moose Jaw Warriors Hall of Fame. [WHL]