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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ streak goes to seven but not without a wee bit o’ controversy, Kuznetsov returns, Dowd finds a home in DC and more.

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  • Newcomer Nic Dowd has proved to be a valuable pickup for both player and team. [Rink]
  • The Rink Radio crew breaks down al lthe news and discussions of the week, including Matt Niskanen’s slide and the killer penalty kill. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s... er, event-filled win from us, Vogs, Caps video (recap, Reirden, locker room), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, and All About the Jersey.
  • Oh hey, cool, time for another Tom Wilson debate. [NBCSW (and again), ESPN, NoVa Caps]
  • Former Cap Alan May did not mince words in his takedown of the call on Wilson. [NBCSW]
  • He’s baaaaaaaaack! After missing six games with a concussion, Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to action against the Devils. [WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Of course, he couldn’t make his return before dropping an instant classic Kuzy one-liner:
  • His return didn’t disrupt the top line, though, which is good - because Backstrom and Ovechkin continue to complement each other perfectly. [FiCP]
  • In recent years, the power in the East has lived almost exclusively in the Metropolitan Division... but has that power shifted? [NoVa Caps]
  • Up until Monday night, Peter Bondra was the second-highest scorer in franchise history - and he had some kind words for the man who just jumped over him. [Caps OT]
  • Behind the scenes of the recently completed Mentors Trip. [NBCSW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom was recently honored by his queen and country for his charitable work and for just being all-around awesome. [RMNB]
  • Building a Caps’ Cup-themed menorah out of hockey sticks is the most fitting of tributes - for a great miracle did indeed happen there. [WaPo]