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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: talking Eric Fehr's recent success, Sochi chatter, meteors and more.
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- The very deserving man of the hour is Eric Fehr, who seems to have regained health, confidence and a goal-scoring touch alongside Joel Ward and Mathieu Perreault. [WaPo, Wash Times, THW]
- Taking another look at Thursday's big win over Tampa. [WaPo, CSNW (and Joe B)]
- Here's a question we'll likely be asking after every single win for the foreseeable future... have the Caps turned the corner? [CSNW]
- It's nice to see a different take on the tired "Caps are a huge disappointment" story... even if that different take is just that it's the most surprising part of the young season. [NHL (Masisak)]
- Brooks Laich suggests that no one knows nothing about performances and possible injuries, but won't tell us anything.about which injuries could be impacting performances. Helpful. [Bog]
- Shane Doan and T.J. Oshie wish they were as awesome as the Caps' comeback win over the Panthers. Go vote and remind them that they're not. [NHL]
- If you missed the news about a meteor hitting Chelyabinsk, Russia the other day, here's plenty of it - including some pretty amazing video - as a damaged KHL arena makes this a hockey story. Sort of. [CBS Sports, RMNB, Alex Ovetjkin, Sportsnet, Puck Daddy, SI]
- Talks continue between Gary Bettman and Rene Fasel of the IIHF about the future of NHL participation at the Olympics. Boy, does it ever bring back memories to read "No new talks were scheduled, but the sides are expected to meet again". *wipes a tear* *twitches* [CBC, KK (video)]
- This season's been an adjustment for just about everyone involved. Now the hope is that as teams settle in, the hockey will get a wee bit prettier. [Globe and Mail]
- A handful of Caps (and their significant others) put their day off to good use and brought some smiles to some kids who could really use a few. [Caps Overtime]
- As part of "Hockey is for Everyone" month, the Caps teamed up with the Junior Women's Hockey League to put on a hockey clinic for 60 local girls at Kettler. [Caps Overtime]
- Earlier this week Caps' alumni Alan May and Paul Mulvey took that same message with them as they paid a visit to Thurgood Marshall Elementary in DC. [DSP]
- And finally, happy 37th birthday to Colin Forbes and happy 57th birthday to Paul Nicholson.