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Friday Caps Clips: Whew

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps almost let another one slip away, Carlson hits 5-0-0 and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Of course if we’re talking beauties, how about this 185-foot-long shot by Nic Dowd into the empty net??
  • Alex Ovechkin has done a serious amount of damage in Philly during his career, at a scoring pace second only to Mario Lemieux. [Inquirer]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps, video (Laviolette, Carlson, Samsonov), NoVa Caps]
  • No update on Lars Eller, who returned to DC to deal with a family issue. Sending good thoughts to the Eller family. [NBCSW]
  • Taking a closer look at the career of Mike Marson, a member of the inaugural Capitals team. [NoVa Caps]
  • Despite the financial windfall from the new Disney deal, the NHL expects the salary cap to stay flat for the next few years. What does that mean for the cap-strapped Caps? [NBCSW]
  • Checking in on the rest of the East Division, some of whom just annoyingly will. not. freaking. lose. [NoVa Caps]
  • Questions and answers about the Caps as we near the midway point of the season. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Tyler Larter, and happy 44th to Brent Johnson.