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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, WaPo (blog, gamer), Vogs, DCEx, Joe B., Ed Frankovic, Peerless, OFB, Puckhead, FFODC, Hockey Mom, RtR, the CAPS lock and RMNB from the Caps side of things and Defending Big D and ProHockeyTalk for the Stars point of view.
  • Fresh power rankings are out with the Caps holding on to the top spot at The Sporting News, TSN, ESPN, USAToday (where AO is still the MVP front-runner) and The Hockey News and up one to first at CBC.
  • George McPhee on head shots, among other things... [NHL.com]
  • ... and how crappily his players were coached at the Olympics. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • The Boss says the Caps mean business... [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • ... as Gabby also chimes in on the deadline deals. [Capitals]
  • Eric Belanger is happy to be a Cap. [Homer McFanboy]
  • Milan Jurcina will have not single but double sports hernia surgery on Thursday. Ouchie. [CI]
  • Per Ken Campbell, Alex Ovechkin's instant classic hit on Jaromir Jagr at the Olympics, "by the strict definition set forth by the IIHF... was a head shot, plain and simple." [The Hockey News]
  • AO's mom is the new Hair Cuttery. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Jose Theodore: contract-year goalie? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Of course, he's also a part of this contending team's "crease concerns..." [The Hockey News]
  • ... In part because he's one of the most inconsistent goalies in the game. [Hockey Or Die!]
  • Apparently caught up in Oscar-mania, Corey takes an early look at NHL award hopefuls. [Corey Masisak]
  • Joe Corvo has "great skills, especially when it comes to skating the puck out of trouble," but "has a label, though, that the bigger the game, the smaller he plays." [CBCSports.ca]
  • G-O-A-T Goat! Goat! Goat! [On Frozen Blog]
  • Speaking of D-list celeb fans, local music fans will recognize one of last night's attendees. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • If you can't stand to see the Caps lose to the Pens in anything, go vote. [icethetics]
  • Brian Pothier: loser. Sad. [Canwest]
  • Catching up with Jay Beagle. [LDN]
  • Bear Tracks! [LDN]
  • Combining Hershey and the Stanley Cup (no, it's not a John Carlson joke). [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Checking in with the kids. [FanPost]
  • Finally, happy 46th birthday to Phil Housley.