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Wednesday Caps Clips: A Star for a Star

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin earns top honors for October, the blue jersey is back and better than ever, checking in on the organizational depth and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Dipping a toe into the prospect pool to see how the kids performed in October. [Rink, NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin, who took home first star honors for October! ...as if it could be anyone else, right? [Caps, NHL, NBCSW]
  • The blue jersey is BACK, baby. Look for these gorgeous threads to make a reappearance for the first time this weekend, and 12 more times after that. [Caps]
  • The Caps continue to struggle with injury woes, as Nic Dowd became the latest player to hit the IR... [THW]
  • ...but those injuries have opened the door for a parade of future Caps to step into the roster and show what they can do. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s loss in Tampa. [Caps, S&S, RMNB]
  • Some upstart underdogs, a couple of goalies having a bounceback year (and one having the opposite) and more in this look at the top 15 surprises of 2021-22 so far. [NoVa Caps]
  • Conor Sheary has been playing a vital role for the Caps, and cashed in with a power play goal on Monday. [WHN]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Jim McKenzie.