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Saturday Caps Clips: Battening Down The Matches

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Bears lose another one, Ovi and Bäckis hit the town, and about that Ribeiro trade...

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  • The League formally announced that all games through the end of November are cancelled. Feh. [Puck Daddy, SportsNet, ESPN $]
  • The Hershey Bears dropped one to the Connecticut Whale and have a 1-3-1-0 record on the season so far. [Hershey Bears, Glove & Blogger]
    • Bears' defenseman Steven Oleksy invites you to join him on Twitter and Facebook for "A Day in the Life of..." [@StevenOleksy]
  • With a couple days off before Dynamo's next game on Monday, Alex Ovechkin got to play a little footy and then brought his favorite blond to a birthday party. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]
    • He also had time earlier to meet with a visiting group of young American hockey players on a goodwill tour from the US State Dept. [Citizen Newspaper]
  • Back in the Second City, Troy Brouwer and Chicago took on The World - and lost in the Gimmick. [WashTimes, Chicago Tribune (pics)]
    • Oh hai there union boss Donald Fehr at the United Center. Let's have a #theplayers presser, shall we? [WashTimes]
  • Caps' prospect Chandler Stephenson took a skate blade to the foot and will be out six-to-eight weeks after surgery to repair the tendon. [Regina Leader-Post]
  • Ducky, just ducky. Bruce Boudreau reflects on his transition to Anaheim, and on rooting for watching the Caps to lose in their playoff drive. [, PHT]
  • "So, how about that trade for Mike Ribeiro ? I'll hang up and listen." [The Hockey News]
  • Finally, one year ago today the Caps entered Rexall Place with a perfect 7-0-0 record. Good times. [Japers' Wayback Machine]