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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Rangers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Rivalry Night Rangers rumble into town, Copley gets another callback, Ovi marks another milestone and more

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s Rivalry Night rematch from Vogs (plus game notes), Peerless (redux), STATS, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Pheonix Copley has been re-recalled from Hershey as it seems that Philipp Grubauer sustained some sort of injury on Monday night. Get well soonest, Grubi. [NHL, WaPo, WashTimes]
  • Shane Gersich got some line time in practice yesterday, which could mean he’ll make his NHL debut tonight. Or not. [NoVa Caps]
  • Say, that was a pretty good roadie, eh? [DC Puck Drop]
  • Alex Ovechkin’s 45th goal landed him in super-elite company. He will share his 9th season of 45 goals with only two other immortals - Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky. [NBCSW]
  • In which the Gr8 and his teammates reflect on the possibility of another 50-goal season. [THW]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov signed his monster contract in the offseason and is now playing the best hockey of his career. Way to go, wizard. [NoVa Caps]
  • Also playing good hockey? T. J. Oshie. And just at the right time. [NoVa Caps]
  • Fantasy GMs grok Tom Wilson, the lean, mean penalty-minute machine. [Dobber]
  • These Caps kicks are super sweet. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 46th birthday to Jan Benda, and happy 60th to Lou Franceschetti.