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Wednesday Caps Clips: Schmidt Happens

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A back-and-forth affair goes the Knights’ way, Wilson injured by a Reaves hit, Seattle is a go and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, FiCP, RMNB, NoVa Caps (and again),, LVRJ, and Knights on Ice.
  • It was another costly loss for the Caps, this time with Tom Wilson leaving the game early after a blindside hit by Ryan Reaves. [NBCSW, RMNB, NoVa Caps, PHT, The Score]
  • The Caps made their return to Vegas the same way they left it - red-hot, confident, and filled with good memories. [WaPo (and again), NHL]
  • One of the best memories was The Save in Game 2; reflect back on its magic with an oral history of that moment in time. [The Athletic ($)]
  • As the Caps prepared to take on the most recent expansion team, the League’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to add another: Welcome to the NHL, Seattle! [NHL (and again)]
  • Washington State native T.J. Oshie is looking forward to seeing NHL hockey in his home state, where a lot of his family still lives. [NHL]
  • The expansion rules for Seattle will be the same as those for Vegas... in other words, we all get to pretend we understand what they are once again. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Incredibly their inaugural season appears to be scheduled around another lockout looming for 2020-21. [THN]
  • At one point in his career it seemed impossible to contemplate... but could Alex Ovechkin actually catch Wayne Gretzky’s all-time mark of 894 goals? [WaPo]