Monday Caps Clips: On the Seventh Day

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It was a very good week, the Caps announce some signings, and Ovi rocks a soccer ball.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on all the Clips you missed over the weekend right here.
  • The Week That Was - a pretty darn good week. [Peerless (and again), CSNW]
  • Scoreboard and standings watching with the Caps ... [WaPo]
  • ... who hold their playoff fates on their own sticks at last. [WashTimes]
  • That moment when Braden Holtby sensed a change in the room. [CSNW]
  • Could the Caps be Kings for a day? A series? Perhaps even four series? [THW]
  • Surprise! [USA Today, Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Rod Brind'Amour pays tribute to the man who got his pro career off to the best possible start. [CSNW]
  • It's a bit of a shame that head coach Adam Oates' name doesn't (yet) appear on this list ... [Globe and Mail]
  • ... but the team's recent good play prolly kept GM George McPhee's name off this one. [Globe and Mail]
  • In which Jim Matheson sees the right, er, light. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Six Flags:
  • The organ-i-zation announced two important signings yesterday:
    • The Caps and the Hershey Bears have exercised their mutual option and will remain affiliated for 2013-2014. [Patriot-News]
    • The Caps and the Reading Royals also announced (along with the Bears) that they have renewed their affiliation for the 2013-2014. [Reading Royals, Caps Outsider]
  • The Bears rode a Joey Crabb hat trick and goals from Tomas Kundratek and Dmitry Orlov to their first win of the weekend and kept their playoff hopes alive ... barely. [Patriot-News, SHoE, LDN]
  • Stanislav Galiev contributed a goal and an assist in Game Five as the Reading Royals shut out the Greenville Road Warriors 5-0 and they now advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. They will face either the Florida Everblades or Elmira Jackals in a series that will begin on Friday. [Reading Eagle]
  • The Plymouth Whalers defeated Owen Sound four games to two and have advanced to the OHL Western Conference Championship round. Caps prospect Connor Carrick currently leads all playoff defensemen in scoring, with 1-10-11, +14 in 10 games.The Whalers will contest for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy with ... Dale Hunter's London Knights. [Buzzing the Net]
  • Hey, a former Caps assistant coach has exorcised his Pittsburgh demons in the most delightful way. Congrats to Keith Allain, who coached up his Yale Bulldogs squad all the way to the national championship. [Times Online]
  • So Brooks Laich really is named after Brooks Robinson. Here's the story, in his father's own words. [NatPo]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Brian Pothier.
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