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Wednesday Caps Clips: Shark Attack; Capitals @ Maple Leafs Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: After last night’s OT loss, the Caps get one more shot at snapping the streak before the break as they face the Leafs.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s OT loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB (and again), NBC Bay Area (and again), Mercury News (and again), and Fear the Fin.
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his third hat trick of the season and 23rd of his career to move further up the all-time goal-scoring list and put him at 36 on the year. [Sporting News]
  • Speaking of Ovechkin, the team announced that he will play tonight, with his League-mandated one-game suspension to take place after the break against Calgary. [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s final pre-break game against the Leafs from Toronto Sun and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Pension Plan Puppets for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Get to know the man behind the bird in this profile of the “little bit crazy” Evgeny Kuznetsov. [SI]
  • Prior to last night’s loss, Coach Reirden addressed the skid and noted that it was the big mistakes costing the team most of all. Welp. [WaPo]
  • So about those team meetings... [Rink, NBCSW]
  • What should the Caps do to make room for Christian Djoos in the lineup when he makes his return (hopefully soon)? [NoVa Caps]
  • More on a potential Andre Burakovsky deal that could be brewing. [The Score, Defending Big D]
  • Responding to Caps topics and questions of all kinds in a mailbag. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Timo Blomqvist, and happy 40th to Scott Hannan.