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Sunday Caps Clips: Milestones and Mishaps; Caps vs. Pens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps try to right the ship against the visiting Pens,

NHL: FEB 02 Penguins at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hear from the captain after his huge milestone. [Caps video, NBCSW]
  • Ovechkin is hoping that finally getting that pesky 700th goal out of the way will jumpstart the Caps out of their slump. [NHL]
  • Relive the goal from all angles and outlets:
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), Devils, NHL, Reuters, NoVa Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, and All About the Jersey.
  • It got overshadowed just a bit, but John Carlson’s assist on the Caps’ first goal moved him into a tie for the most points by a Caps defenseman. [NBCSW]
  • Previews of today’s matinee against the Penguins from Vogs, NoVa Caps, and FLM, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Pensburgh for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • A living legend. [NBCSW (and again), NBC Sports]
  • A look back at the storied career - and some of the top goals - of one Alex Ovechkin, including an awesome graphical representation from the Post. [Caps, WaPo, Sporting News]
  • And once again, talk turns to whether Ovechkin can catch Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goal mark. 194 more to go... [NBCSW, ESPN, NHL]
  • Of course, even if he doesn’t catch the Great One... is his achievement better than Gretzky’s? [WaPo]
  • And how does it stack up against other great sports achievements? [NBCSW]
  • Happy 65th birthday to Peter Scamurra, and happy 54th to John Druce.
  • Finally, not Caps-related but a pretty cool story about the ‘Canes emergency backup goalie who picked up his first NHL win yesterday. [NHL]