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Friday Caps Clips: DC Three

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin picks up a hat trick as the Caps down the Devils, assigning trade value to each member of the team and more.

New Jersey Devils v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • ‘Twas a night for making history, something #8 is quite used to and Ilya Samsonov is quickly warming to. [NHL, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • It’s official (and not all that surprising): Ovechkin will suit up for tomorrow’s matinee against the Islanders, serving his one-game suspension in the Caps’ return against the Habs. [WaPo]
  • In the history of great DC sports duos, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are among the greatest. [WaPo]
  • Backstrom talks about his new deal, why he chose to negotiate on his own behalf, and what the future holds. [NoVa Caps]
  • How does John Carlson stack up against the other potential Norris Trophy candidates? [StarsandSticks]
  • While having two good goalies isn’t a bad problem to have, eventually one of the Caps’ goaltenders must take over the net for good. [WCP]
  • How can the Caps improve on defense? [NBCSW]
  • Former Cap Jason Chimera talks about, among other things his time in DC and where Ovechkin ranks among all-time goal-scorers. [Flamesnation]
  • Handing out some midseason grades. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Stanislav Galiev.