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Monday Caps Clips: Fumbled

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps get two back, lose two more, and fall to the Flyers despite some heroics from Ovechkin and the top line.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Ovechkin/Wilson, Eller/Jensen), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, NBCS Philly, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and BSH.
  • Was it Sean Couturier’s return that inspired the Flyers to a win or was it the Caps’ defense (and some sheer dumb luck)? You be the judge. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • With Jakub Vrana already out due to COVID protocols, the Caps lost another piece of the lineup as T.J. Oshie sat out with a reported upper-body injury.
  • Meanwhile both Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov were cleared for return to workouts, but remain unavailable for games... which is not confusing at all.
  • Oh, and Travis Sanheim tested positive prior to yesterday’s game and yet a series of rapid tests on his team made it okay for the game to go forward. Cool cool cool. [NBCSW, NBCSPhilly]
  • The Caps seem to enjoy taking frequent trips to the penalty box. Here’s how to fix that. [S&S]
  • Looking back on the week that was in hockey. [Peerless, All About the Jersey]
  • Happy 61st birthday to Dino Ciccarelli, and happy 54th to Yvon Corriveau.
  • Finally, the game may not have gone the right way, but Alex Ovechkin was a man possessed... and this play deserves another look:

Vintage.