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Thursday Caps Clips: Lazy Mistakes Don’t Win Hockey Games

Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps lose eighth-straight game to Nashville, the Great 8 hits ninth all-time, checking in with Vrana and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other thoughts on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), WaPo, NHL, Preds, AP, NBCSW (and again), NoVA Caps, RMNB, and On the Forecheck.
  • Another Ovi milestone? Another Ovi milestone! Alex Ovechkin scored his 693rd career goal last night, breaking his tie with Steve Yzerman to take sole possession of ninth on the NHL’s all-time goals list. (NoVA Caps)
  • Jakub Vrana is having quite the year and he’s only just getting started. (WaPo)
  • What are the Capitals going to do with Braden Holtby and his expiring contact? (THN)
  •’s Dan Rosen discussed the fight for the playoffs in the Metropolitan Division in the latest edition of his weekly mailbag. (NHL)
  • Ovechkin honored the late Kobe Bryant during warmups last night by wearing Bryant’s second number, 24. Bryant, of course, started his career in Los Angeles wearing no. 8. The Capitals also honored Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the seven other victims of Sunday’s crash with a moment of silence before the game. Anyone have an extra tissue or two? (NHL)
  • NBCSW’s JJ Regan answered more fan questions in yesterday’s edition of his Capitals mailbag, including one regarding players who skip the All-Star Game. (NBCSW)
  • Pupdate: the Caps introduced Scout, their second service dog in training, last night! He is small and cute and seems to be a natural on the ice already! (NBCSW)
  • Finally, Happy 48th Birthday to Chris Simon!