Sunday Caps Clips: The Rocket's Red Glare

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's regular season finale, Ovi secures his historic Richard Trophy, and ... aw, yeah. Bring on the Blueshirts!

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings from last night's big win from us, Monumental video [Oates, Ovechkin, Fehr, Ribeiro, Hendricks, Holtby, Julien, Bruins players] Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNW [gamer, Joe B.], Peerless, Frankovic, RMNB (and again and again), and DSP, and from the Bruins' side of things, What's Bruin, CSNNE (and again), plus our friends at Stanley Cup o' Chowder.
    • #BostonStrong - Washington DC is honoring the city of Boston this weekend by flying the Boston city flag at half staff over the Wilson Building. [CBS DC]
    • Mike Green bagged his eleventh and twelfth goals on the year to lead all defensemen. Coach Oates: "I look for his decisions with the puck is what I look for." [WashTimes]
    • Warm fuzzies advisory for the "Jerseys Off Our Backs" post-game presentation. [Monumental (video), Caps Outsider]
  • Huzzah! Alex Ovechkin has achieved the singular distinction of being the League's top goal-scorer for an unprecedented third year in the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy era. No other skater has won more than twice. Congrats, Captain. [NHL.com, Alex Ovetjkin, CSNW, PHT]
    • ... and now a word from his sponsor... [@BauerHockey]
    • ... plus the National Post says who its Hart choice would be without, actually, y'know, saying it. [NatPo]
  • Bring on the Blueshirts! The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate is pointing right at Broadway. The Caps will host the Rangers for Round One, Game One of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs either Tuesday or Wednesday. [Rink, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, PHT, Blueshirt Banter, Ranger Rants]
  • Welcome back, Michal Neuvirth. He has inked a two-year, $5 million extension with a $2.5 million annual cap hit. [Rink, Dump 'n' Chase, RtR, PHT, THW]
  • If you read only one link in today's smorgasbord, make it this one, about Steve Oleksy and his long journey through the minor hockey hinterlands to an NHL gig with a sweater every night and playoff dates at Madison Square Garden... [WaPo]
  • ... but he hasn't forgotten his Hershey roots, dropping in on their last game of the regular season. [SHoE]
  • Fresh troops may be arriving in Hershey this coming week - say, you gents look a lot like Tom Wilson and Connor Carrick. [RMNB]
  • The Hershey Bears held an "upbeat practice on their off-day, and prepare to battle the baby Bruins today. [Patriot-News]
  • The Reading Royals pulled out a 5-4 overtime win after being down 4-2 headed into period 3 and now lead the series 3 games to 2. [Naples Daily News]
  • Finally, with a day off between games in Providence, Olie Kolzig donned a #BostonStrong lid and dropped in on Fenway Park to catch a 'Stros-Sawx tilt. [NESN (video)]

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