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Thursday Caps Clips: N1KY

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps lose in Edmonton in OT but Backstrom nets his 1,000th NHL point, evaluating Carlson’s defensive play, looking at all of GMBM’s big trades and more.

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Washington Capitals v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Evaluating all of GM Brian MacLellan’s major trades with the Washington Capitals. [Rink]
  • John Carlson’s defense is not as bad as you think it is. [Rink]
  • Nicklas Backstrom reached the 1,000 point milestone last night, and it was magical. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings from last night’s OT loss to the Edmonton Oilers from us, Vogs, WaPo ($), AP, NHL, Caps video (recap, condensed game, Coach Laviolette, Backstrom/Oshie), WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and SB Nation pals Copper and Blue.
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s win in Calgary from Vogs, RMNB, and S+S.
  • Alex Ovechkin is impressive, and Connor McDavid knows it. [WHN]
  • Speaking of, let’s re-live Ovechkin’s 766th goal from the perspective of a few guys with front row seats. [Athletic ($)]
  • The Capitals’ Black History Month auction raised $52,960 for the Capital Impact Fund. [Caps]
  • Anthony Mantha’s return to the lineup after shoulder surgery certainly helps boost the team after losing Carl Hagelin to an eye injury. [THW]
  • According to an article in the New York Times, Alex Ovechkin was advised not to change his Instagram profile picture for fear of backlash. [WHN]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Martin Brochu and happy 42nd birthday to Stephen Peat!