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Thursday Caps Clips: Bad Bounces, Bad Blood

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Pens leave town with two points and most of the puck luck, Brooks Orpik returns to practice and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s spirited loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room), NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), AP, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, Tribune-Review, Post-Gazette, and Pensburgh.
  • Oh hey, that didn’t take long. 55 seconds into the first period, Tom Wilson and Jamie Oleksiak were jawing and throwing hands. Wilson dropped Oleksiak with a right to the jaw, and Oleksiak was out for the rest of the game. [NBCSW, Yahoo, RMNB]
  • Even Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby had some festivities, or at least a few choice words. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps’ special teams play, woof. [NBCSW]
  • Three takeaways from this game. [Sporting News]
  • More Ovi things:
  • Reaching the goal you’ve yearned for and worked for your entire life is relaxing and refreshing. [NHL]
  • This. [WaPo]
  • And this.
  • Nicklas Backstrom, the greatest Swedish forward ever? Plausible! [The Athletic]
  • Oh hai there Brooks Orpik, back on practice ice in a no-contact sweater. Maybe next year? [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Alexander Urbom, and happy 68th to Bill Clement.