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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Washington hits 50 points, the third line is searching for cohesion, Ovechkin and Backstrom’s futures in D.C. and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals are the first team in the league to hit the 50-point benchmark this season; Boston is second with 46. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Washington Post’s Samantha Pell gave some insight on the Caps’ third line and how they are still searching for their game together. [WaPo]
  • Capitals prospect and OHL phenom Connor McMichael is still on Team Canada’s World Junior Championship roster after nine cuts were made yesterday. The WJC begins in the Czech Republic on December 26. [TSN, RMNB]
  • Ted Leonsis is confident that both Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will spend their entire NHL careers in Washington. [NHL]
  • Speaking of Ted Leonsis, he accepted the Wayne Gretzky Award from the US Hockey Hall of Fame on behalf of Alex Ovechkin, who was of course already in Tampa last night. [USA Hockey, NBCSW]
  • It’s only December, but what might the trade deadline look like for the Caps? [NoVA Caps]
  • Finally, Happy 50th Birthday to Hall of Famer and former Capital Sergei Fedorov!