Wednesday Caps Clips: Shootout-Loss Angeles, Part Deux

Rob Carr

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's shootout loss, Evgeny Kuznetsov picks up his first career goal and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us (with quotes, and relive the night in GIFs here and here), Vogs, Monumental video (OatesAlznerBrownJohansson), NHL.comAPPHTWaPoPeerless, Frankovic, RMNBDSP, the LA Times and Jewels from the Crown.
    • It may not have been a pretty goal, but Evgeny Kuznetsov's first career NHL goal was a pretty important one, helping to salvage a crucial point in the final minute. [MonumentalCapitals VoiceCSNWRMNB]
    • Scary moment during overtime, when Alex Ovechkin and Jack Hillen collided at center ice, and Hillen had to be helped off the ice. [Puck DaddyCSNWRMNB]
    • That wasn't the only casualty from the loss, as a Drew Doughty hit took Nicklas Backstrom out of the game with an upper-body injury. [RMNB]
    • Thanks to a Caps' shootout loss and a Toronto regulation loss and a Columbus regulation win and a Detroit regulation loss, the Wild Card fight got a little... well, just look. [NHL.com]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesOvechkinRinkside Update/Carlson)]
    • Apparently the key to success upon returning home from a lengthy West Coast trip is playing solid defense. Good start! [CSNW]
    • For Ovechkin (who scored his 47th and 48th goals of the year last night), wins are more important than personal stats. [CSNW]
  • Down on the farm:
    • The Bears are fighting for their playoff lives, and according to their coach, there's plenty of fight left. [Patriot-News]
    • They'll get a little extra help in that fight, as well, with newly-signed Caps' prospect Caleb Herbert in the fold on an amateur tryout contract. [Patriot-News]
  • Looking ahead to this summer, a glimpse at how each of the 30 teams might choose from the crop of draft-eligible youngsters. [NHL.com (EastWest)]
  • Former Cap Donald Brashear is facing a lawsuit stemming from a 2011 off-ice incident against a fellow player in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey. [Toronto Sun]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Robin Bawa.
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