Sunday Caps Clips: Streak Squeaks On

Greg Fiume

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's squeaker of an overtime win, checking in with the Hershey Bears' playoff race and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's close call from us (with quotes), Monumental video (Oates, players), Vogs, NHL.com, AP, SportsXchange, PHT, WaPo (gamer, blog), WashTimes (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog, Joe B), DCEx, Frankovic, Peerless, DSP, Caps Basketball, RMNB, and from the Sunshine State, the Tampa Tribune and our SBN pals over at Raw Charge.
    • Scary (and bloody) moment during this one when a Mike Green slapper headed right for Nate Thompson's face - and shattered his visor. Yikes. [Puck Daddy]
    • In happier (and less bloody) news, Alex Ovechkin picked up his 27th goal to take sole possession of the League's goal-scoring lead, and Mike Green brought back the Game Over moniker with his overtime-winning tally. [RMNB (Ovi, Green)
    • And so ends the Southeast Division portion of the Caps-Bolts saga, as next year they will merely be *sniff* conference rivals. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • The big club may be soaring, but down in Hershey the playoff window is starting to close as the Bears dropped their fourth straight last night to remain in 9th place. [Pennlive, LDNews, Caps (Stuccio)]
    • Silver lining time: the loss did feature the first goal of new defenseman Nate Schmidt's professional career, just a day after earning CCM Second Team All-America Honors. [FSN, Gopher Sports]
  • So this Ovechkin guy is pretty good, no? And that's not just good for the Caps (although it's GREAT for the Caps) - it's good for the NHL. [DCEx]
  • Weak division or not, it's hard to overlook the fact that the Caps are red-hot right now. And it doesn't seem as if they are anymore. [Yahoo!]
  • Mike Ribeiro has shown himself to be not only talented but highly emotional - sometimes to a fault - on the ice. But that's the way he likes it. His coach, on the other hand... [CSNW]
  • The other nation's capital checks in on former Cap Jeff Halpern's latest entrepreneurial endeavor in downtown DC. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Finally, happy 46th birthday to Alain Cote and happy 50th to Paul MacDermid.
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