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Monday Caps Clips: Setting Sights on Gretzky

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ovechkin takes home first star honors for a second-straight week after making history, and now the sole focus (besides team wins) is on 99.

Winnipeg Jets v Washington Capitals Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • After another stellar week, including a historic two-goal game against the Jets, Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL’s first star of the week for a second-straight time. [NHL, Caps, NBCSW]
  • Now that Gordie Howe’s goal total is in the rearview mirror, there is just one target remaining - and a little time to breathe. [NBCSW, NHL, WashTimes]
  • Once upon a time, the mere idea of someone trying to catch Wayne Gretzky was laughable, and it was seen as one of the Great One’s unbreakable records. [WaPo]
  • Breaking down the who, what, where, when and why of Ovechkin’s 802 goals. [The Score]
  • John Carlson has thankfully been released from the hospital but remains out of the lineup indefinitely after taking a puck to the face Thursday night. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Y’all... the Caps are good now. Seriously. [Rink, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Part of the secret behind this end-of-year surge? Charlie Lindgren, who has been absolutely lights out in December. [WaPo]
  • A few more leftovers from the final win before the holiday break - an eventful one to be sure. [RMNB, S&S]
  • The newest additions to the Caps lineup are loving being on a team with Ovechkin. [WHN]
  • Breaking down the best and worst of the second-to-last week of 2022. [Yahoo]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Tomas Kundratek, and happy 35th to Oskar Osala!