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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to recover from their worst loss of the season as they host the Islanders, thoughts on Ovechkin’s place in history as he takes another stab at 700 and more.

NHL: DEC 31 Islanders at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s visit with the Islanders from Vogs, Islanders, FLM, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Isles are 4-4-2 in their last ten and have fallen to fourth in the Metro, nine points back of the Caps - but they still believe they can catch Washington for the division title. [Newsday]
  • Questions no one tires of asking: Is Alex Ovechkin the greatest goal-scorer of all time, and can he catch Wayne Gretzky? [ESPN, PHT]
  • Ovechkin is one of three players with a chance at topping 60 goals this season, which hasn’t been done since 2011-12. So who has the best shot at it? [Yahoo!]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday’s loss to Philly... if you dare. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, BSH]
  • That game was bad. Like, really bad. Really, really bad. But while the execution wasn’t there (understatement of the year), the Caps aren’t panicking. [WaPo]
  • They are, however, looking to find some consistency that’s been lacking in their game as the Metro Division race tightens. [PHT]
  • Interesting and perhaps surprising potential side effect of the coronavirus outbreak: the supply of hockey sticks, 75% of which are made in China. [NoVa Caps]
  • The week in review for team and division. [Peerless, Pensburgh, All About the Jersey]