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Wednesday Caps Clips: A Star Is (Re)Born

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kuznetsov returns from suspension, but the Caps fall to the Stars in OT.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, RMNB, NoVa Caps, and Defending Big D.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov took flight, scoring just 4:49 into his first game back after his three-game suspension. [NoVa Caps, NBCSW, RMNB]
  • Also: please don’t ask Kuzy about his stats. He’s just trying to be the same ‘ol Kuzy this season. [NBCSW]
  • But...if we are going to speak about his stats, you should know this: he was abysmal defensively last year. That doesn’t mean he can’t turn things around this year. [RMNB]
  • With the Birdman back in action, the Caps had to do some lineup juggling ahead of yesterday’s game; Plus, Michal Kempny remains out of the lineup. [WaPo]
  • The Capitals wished the Washington Mystics luck ahead of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The ‘Stics unfortunately could not shut it down to win their first title, falling just short of a W after making a wild comeback from 16 points down. [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals defense has showed some promising signs through the first three games of the season. [Author’s note: then again, so have the Edmonton Oilers...] [NoVa Caps]
  • And finally, this...