March 27, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) leans against the bench during a stoppage in play against the Buffalo Sabres in the second period at Verizon Center. The Sabres won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
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- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's humiliating loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players, Ruff, ), playersVogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), WashTimes (gamer, blog, blog), DCEx (gamer, blog, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog, blog), 106.7 The Fan, Puck Daddy, ESPN, PHT, SB Nation DC, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB (and again), RtR, DSP, KOL, OFB (and again), , Outsiderbmoredcsports, hockey hourly and clydeorama (pics).
- At least for Mike Knuble, that wasn't "a Game 7." Hopefully the rest of the team feels the same way. [RMNB]
- Depressing as all of that is, there's good news on the Nicklas Backstrom front. [Caps365 (video), WashTimes (article, column, transcript), WaPo, DCEx, CSNW]
- The Caps also announced yesterday that they've signed Miami (OH) defenseman Cameron Schilling, who was an undrafted free agent. [WashTimes, CSNW, WaPo, RtR]
- Did the Washington Post's Alex Ovechkin piece inspire the captain's current hot streak? [DC Sports Bog]
- And will he reach the 40-goal plateau? [WaPo]
- Regardless, he's trending... [NHL.com]
- ... and carrying his weight. [CSNW]
- The Caps' goaltending depth chart runs deep (as evidenced, perhaps, by the fact that they started their #3 netminder in the biggest game of the year). [WTOP]
- A look at which Caps have been playing what minutes and how they've handled 'em. [Die By The Blade]
- Matt Hendricks on his "five keys to success." [DC Sports Bog]
- Shoooooot! But only if you have lanes open. [Capital Games]
- Remembering the first Caps game ever. [Ghosts of DC]
- Notes from Tuesday in Hershey... [Patriot-News]
- ... where Chris Bourque is gunning for a 100-point season. [Patriot-News]
- Prospect 'tender Philipp Grubauer's impressive ECHL season is over following wrist surgery. [DCEx, WashTimes]
- Friend of the Blog Alan May will be guest bartending at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern tonight to raise some coin for the Humane Society. Stop on by and say hey for a good cause and a good time.
- Finally, happy 40th birthday to Jan Benda and happy 54th to Lou Franceschetti.