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Saturday Caps Clips: Ovi, Oh My; Caps vs. Rangers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin’s late pair gives the Caps their seventh-straight win, a streak they’ll look to extend to eight (a good number, that) tonight when they face the Rangers again.

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed it, we’ve got lots of goodies for you right here on the Rink, starting with another fabulous episode of JRR featuring stats guru Corey Sznajder. [Rink]
  • Next up, making the case for Daniel Sprong to have a regular spot in the Caps’ lineup - and where that should be - once everyone is back, healthy and unsuspended. [Rink]
  • It’s not getting talked about enough, but man, Peter Laviolette has done one hell of a job with this Caps team so far. [Rink]
  • We weigh in on where the Caps stand after half a season, and what they need to do in the second half. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Ovechkin/Chara, Vanecek/Schultz, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, Newsday, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and BSB.
  • Alex Ovechkin, man. Greatest. [Caps Outsider]
  • Along with simply being the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history, Ovechkin’s two goals last night show how he’s evolved his scoring style over the years. [NBCSW]
  • Previews of tonight’s rematch from Vogs and NBCSW, and once again be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Tom Wilson’s seven-game suspension is finally up, and he spoke to the media yesterday about returning to the lineup - and staying there. Yes, please. [Caps video, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Investigating what a flat salary cap could mean for the Caps and other pressing questions. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Dennis Wideman.