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Wednesday Caps Clips: The Goalie and the Goat

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Samsonov’s start and Ovechkin’s finish fuel the Caps to a big win, the captain moves up another rung, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The man himself, Phil Esposito, had some kind words of congratulations for Alex Ovechkin’s climb up the ladder:
  • The Caps took control of last night’s game in the second period, but they were only able to do so thanks to Ilya Samsonov’s strong first period. [NBCSW]
  • Daniel Sprong has more than earned a regular spot in the lineup. [RMNB]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s rout in Buffalo. [Caps, RMNB, S&S (+ defense, goaltending)
  • Finally, happy 24th birthday to St. Paddy’s Day baby and big goal-scorer Daniel Sprong.