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Something about Eric Fehr rubs Barry Trotz the wrong way. Scratched for the last few games, Fehr returned to the Caps lineup on Saturday and quickly made his presence known.

Fehr drew a penalty in the game’s opening minutes, resulting in a Capitals goal on the power play. But that was just setting the stage for his own brilliant goal in the waning moments of the second period.

Trailing Jason Chimera in the offensive zone, Fehr scooped up the loose puck, weaved around the Canes, and reached to put the puck behind Anton Khudobin on the weak side.

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Wilson grimaces.

During the second period, first-line winger Tom Wilson pulled up lame while back-checking Carolina’s John Michael-Liles. Wilson immediately left the ice and went down the tunnel to the locker room. The 20-year-old Caps was playing in the second game of a back-to-back.

The Caps say it’s a lower body injury and Wilson is questionable to return.

The injury occurred in the neutral zone while Wilson was hustling, looking to force a turnover.

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We’ve all got our own ways of getting ready. I like to pound caffeinated drinks and do push-ups. When Alex Ovechkin got warmed up for Saturday night’s dance with and the Carolina Hurricanes, he did his own thing.

He put on yellow-and-blue spandex trousers and a short-billed baseball cap and then he went a-hopping on a trampoline.

Okayyyyy, Alex.

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Photo: Bill Smith

Late in the first period on Friday night, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin checked Niklas Hjalmarsson in open ice. I didn’t think the hit was worth even minor penalty, but the referees saw something I didn’t. They declared it an illegal check to the head.

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This is How Happy Braden Holtby is Right Now (GIF)

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Photo: Bill Smith

The Capitals goalie hasn’t had a lot to smile about since October 26th. The Capitals’ five-game losing streak came to an end on Friday night. Stopping 38 shots from the Chicago Blackhawks, Braden Holtby was instrumental in securing the win and ending the slump.

So let’s celebrate.

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Jason Chimera Terrorizes Tom Wilson Interview (GIFs)

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Before the Caps flew out to Chicago on Thursday, John Walton interviewed new first-line forward Tom Wilson. I’d tell you what Wilson said, but I was too busy cracking up at Jason Chimera.

The Caps are on a soul-crushing five-game losing streak, but Chimera still knows how to have fun.

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I feel like maybe we’re intruding on Liam O’Brien here. One minute after fighting Deryk Engelland in a brutal bout, O’Brien, he of tongue-wagging John Scott fame, smiled, licked his fingers, and adjusted his mustache in the penalty box. He seemed none the worse for wear, despite a fresh welt on his cheek.

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Photo: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has another record. With a primary assist on Nicklas Backstrom’s first period goal, the 29-year-old Ovechkin became the Caps’ all-time points leader (826).

Against the Coyotes on Sunday, Ovechkin tied Peter Bondra‘s mark of 825 after scoring a goal and three assists. Bonzai was in attendance in Ted Leonsis’s box Wednesday as The Great Eight broke his record in 270 fewer games.

“Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin on the outstanding achievement of becoming the leading scorer in Washington Capitals history,” said Wayne Gretzky through a Caps press release. “He’s a tremendous talent with many great years and achievements ahead of him.”

“You’re still the man, Bonzai,” Craig Laughlin said he texted Bondra during the second period.

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Calgary Flames center Lance Bouma looked to lower the boom on fourth-line enforcer Michael Latta early in the first period on Tuesday. Instead of hitting Latta, Bouma nearly went head-over-heels into his own bench.

Whoops!

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The Arizona Coyotes scored five unanswered goals on Sunday night, putting the Capitals behind by three. It was a bummer. After Coyotes goal number six, and the Caps still several minutes away from losing their fourth straight game, CSN cameras rolled tape of an adorable girl yawning during warm-ups to raise our spirits.

“Young lady, those are my thoughts exactly,” said Joe Beninati sadly into the microphone.

That young lady is Amelia, and she was the star of warm-ups on Sunday. Her brother too.

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