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Monday Caps Clips: What, No Hat Trick?

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin “only” scores once in the win over Buffalo, special teams are less than special and more.

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  • There’s a lot to unpack in Alex Ovechkin’s latest hat trick duo - so let’s have at it! [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on Saturday night’s shootout victory from us, Vogs (and again), Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, CP, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Frankovic, RMNB (and again), NoVa Caps, Buffalo News, and Die by the Blade.
  • Saturday’s win marked the fifth in a row for the Caps, which is great. Those special teams, however... woof. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Some leftovers from Friday’s shootout win in Raleigh. [Dump ‘n Chase, RMNB, Canes Country]
  • With Christian Djoos on the shelf indefinitely and Brooks Orpik still healing, the Caps called up Tyler Lewington to provide some defensive depth. [Caps]
  • Those injuries have also opened the door for Jonas Siegenthaler to step up, and he’s done just that. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • The Caps are on a hot streak in large part because of the ongoing heroics of their captain, who just can’t stop scoring. [WashTimes, Yahoo!Canada]
  • Of course, he didn’t get a hat trick in his last game - just a plain ol’ goal and a shootout winner - so... what a slacker. [The Score]
  • The Caps-Sabres game was the setting for the first-ever meetup of the Black Girl Hockey Club, with more than 40 women from all over the country gathering to share their love of the game. [Caps, Color of Hockey]
  • Teams are starting to sniff around Andre Burakovsky, who has struggled over the last season and a half. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Looking back on the past week for the team and their Metro rivals. [Peerless, All About the Jersey, Pensburgh]