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Wednesday Caps Clips: A Little Turbulence

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The new-look Caps salvage a blown lead with a shootout win, Kovalchuk joins a new team with old friends and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • RMNB’s Peter Hassett joins us to chat the trade deadline, the Caps season thus far and more in the latest JRR episode. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s shootout win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), Jets, NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and RMNB.
  • Prior to the game, the team celebrated Alex Ovechkin’s 700th goal with a special ceremony. [NBCSW (video), WashTimes]
  • As #700 moves into the rearview mirror, take a walk down memory lane and relive some of the many milestones that preceded it. [Caps]
  • New Capital Ilya Kovalchuk (yup, still weird) met with the DC media for the first time ahead of his debut yesterday. [Caps video]
  • He’s new to DC, but Kovalchuk has many ties to the Caps that go back years - and in the case of Ovechkin, decades. [WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Grading the Caps’ pre-deadline moves. [StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps will not be playing a regular-season game in Russia next season, but the NHL does want to get them into an overseas game soon. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Assessing whether it’s time to panic (or Panik) about the team in general, the power play, etc. [NoVa Caps]
  • Carolina’s emergency goalie made headlines over the weekend with his surprise win; now meet the man who serves as the Caps’ (and their opponents’) EBUG. [Washingtonian]
  • Happy 68th birthday to Larry Bolonchuk.
  • Finally, there’s a process to becoming a new Capital: get Caps gear, find a place to stay, and most importantly meet the team puppy: