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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps can clinch the Metro with a win in this, Alex Ovechkin’s 1000th career NHL game.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • ... and here it is. Game number 1,000 for Alex Ovechkin and what a grand adventure it has been. Congrats, captain. [WaPo, NBCSW, NHL (and again, with Chris Clark memories!), THW, AP]
  • When Ovi played in game #1 thirteen years ago, Jakub Vrana and Madison Bowey were each 9-years old. And many other fun facts from 2005. [NBCSW]
  • Previews of tonight’s throwdown between the Caps and Pens from Vogs (plus game notes), NBCSW, NoVa Caps, FOX Sports, and be sure to check out our SB Nation frenemies over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • T.J. Oshie is considered day-to-day after leaving the ‘Canes game early and seems to have avoided serious injury. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Thanks to everyone who gave blood at Kettler yesterday, and congrats on your shiny new John Walton bobbles. [WTOP]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Scott Stevens.