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Sunday Caps Clips: GOAT-vertime

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Bruins push the Caps to OT but the good guys emerge victorious, Ovechkin and Orlov return to the ice (and the captain to the active lineup) and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It was a double-milestone night, with both Alex Ovechkin and Vitek Vanecek hitting important marks. [NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Ovechkin was one of a trio of generational superstars scoring overtime winners for their respective teams. Wild. [PHT]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, where two of the four quarantined Caps returned to the ice. [Caps, video (Ovechkin, Orlov, Rinkside Update/Wilson), NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, TSN, NoVa Caps]
  • While losing four Caps to COVID protocol wasn’t ideal, it did have the silver lining of letting us see what the team has in terms of depth and prospects - and it was promising. [THW]
  • Digging into the play of the Caps’ lines, pairings, and goaltending so far. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have announced a series of initiatives focused on hockey equality to kick off Black History Month in February. [Caps]
  • Speaking of Alex Ovechkin and overtime winners, 13 years ago today was the captain’s famous broken nose/four-goal outburst against the Habs. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Mikhail Grabovski.