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Friday Caps Clips: Plugging in the Power Play

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A few remaining scraps from Wednesday’s loss, addressing the power play woes, Carlson turns the big 3-0 and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few leftovers from Wednesday’s utterly awesome loss in Philadelphia. (Sarcasm comes through in Clips, right?) [Caps, RMNB, BSH]
  • One lowlight of that loss was the anemic power play, which has struggled for weeks now - and the players know it’s on them to fix it. [WaPo]
  • Prior to the season, Braden Holtby’s expected UFA payday likely priced him out of the Caps’ plans - but has a lackluster start made his return economically feasible after all? [NBCSW]
  • Comparing the way Ilya Samsonov has stepped up during Holtby’s struggles to the performance of Philipp Grubauer two seasons ago. [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin is skipping the All-Star Game once again; his GM has no problem with that (or the requisite one-game suspension that comes with that choice). [NBCSW]
  • Look back on a memorable Pride Night at Capital One Arena. [Caps video]
  • Keep an eye out for the NHL’s traveling museum to celebrate black hockey history, heading to the District this Sunday to Tuesday. [NHL]
  • The Lighthouse Hockey crew catches up with one-time Islander - and long-time Capital - defenseman Tom Poti on the inaugural episode of their new podcast. [LHH]
  • Nic Dowd is the latest member of the Caps to join the fatherhood, and his fellow pops have one piece of advice for Louie’s dad: Sleep whenever you can. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Rastislav Stana, and happy 30th to John “Norris Trophy” Carlson.