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Thursday Caps Clips: Fourth-Line Fabulous

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin continues to be better than everyone else, the fourth line soars, Wilson eyes a return in Raleigh and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Alex Ovechkin could bask in the glory of his first Cup win - instead he’s having perhaps one of his best seasons ever. [WaPo, NBCSW, Le Journal de Montreal, RMNB]
  • Breaking down the numbers behind Ovechkin’s insane 21st career hat trick. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including the good news that Tom Wilson could be back for tomorrow night’s game in Raleigh. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, Caps365), WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • As for that disgusting autographed picture Reaves was pushing (before he decided to have them taken down and totally wasn’t told to do so by his team), Wilson knows about them. And doesn’t care. Way to take the high road, Tommy. [NBCSW]
  • Also back on the ice? Brooks Orpik, who got in a pre-practice skate for the first time in three weeks. [RMNB]
  • Talking Oshie’s concussion concerns and more in a Caps’ mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps’ fourth line of Boyd, Dowd, and Jaskin has been red hot of late. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s win over the Red Wings. [RMNB]
  • Wrapping up a look at the Caps’ wheel ‘o goaltending that led them from Olie Kolzig to Braden Holtby. [NoVa Caps]
  • A handful of Caps’ players joined other MSE Foundation reps at a holiday party for some very deserving local families. [NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, RMNB]