Monday Caps Clips: Keeping the Faith

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Adam Oates knows you've gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith, the Bears are going to the postseason, the second line's rebirth and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on all the Clips you might have missed over the weekend right here.
  • A few leftover thoughts on Saturday's big win over Les Habitants, as the Caps roll to a 5-1 win and Braden Holtby defends his crease as only he can... [CSNW (and Joe B.), WaPo]
  • ... and a look back at the week that was. [Peerless]
  • Adam Oates has known all along that Alex Ovechkin had the ability to return to superstar-status... [CSNW, PHT]
  • ...and that faith doesn't just have Alex up two goals in the Richard Trophy race - it's got people seriously talking about a third Hart Trophy for the Caps' captain. [NHL.com, The Province, SenShot, RMNB, Caps Outsider]
  • Desperate times call for desperate measures, and they don't get much more desperate than the Caps' situation about two months ago. [WashTimes]
  • It also hasn't hurt that the team's penalty-killing has improved in recent weeks from where it was earlier in the year. Low bar and all, but still. [WaPo]
  • After slumbering a bit, the second line now seems to be awake and clicking with the rest of the team. Wonder if that Erat guy had anything to do with tha-...nah. [WaPo]
  • A look at how the Sens were able to take down the streaking Caps. Dear other teams: please don't read this. [THW]
  • In future Cap news:
    • Congratulations to the Hershey Bears, as they downed the Manchester Monarchs to earn the eight and final playoff spot. Destiny in their hands and they make it happen? Your move, Caps... [PennLive, SHoE, Caps Outsider]
    • Caps' prospect Tom Wilson also had himself a big night last night, picking up a hat trick en route to a double-overtime - and series-tying - victory over Dale Hunter's London Nights. [Buzzing the Net, Metro, CSNW, RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 68th birthday to Bob Paradise, happy 52nd to Bob Mason, and raise a glass for the late Peter Zezel, who would have been 48 today.
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