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Sunday Caps Clips: Caps @ 'Hawks Game Day

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Your savory post-St. Paddy's Day Sunday brunch links:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with the Blackhawks from Vogs, and CRtC, and be sure to check out Second City Hockey for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • The team had a travel day from Winnipeg to Chicago, but there was still action out at Kettler as Nicklas Backstrom suited up for the fifth straight day and skated for 45 minutes. [RMNB (video), miseenjeu (pics)]
  • Bears beat reporter Tim Leone observed that goaltender Braden Holtby was packing his Caps gear bag last night and this morning the Caps confirmed - Holtby has been recalled and will join the team in Chicago. [WashCaps, @brguerrero]
    • Of note - Hershey goalie Dany Sabourin got both the Friday and Saturday starts for the Bears. [Patriot-News]
    • Meanwhile goaltender Billy Sauer has been called up to Hershey from South Carolina. Philipp Grubauer is not available due to his injured hand. [@RaysTheRoofBlog]
  • Mark Stuart has been fined the maximum $2,500 for his elbow to Marcus Johansson's noggin. [, WaPo, Arctic Ice Hockey, PHT]
    • Related: "Is this team aware that you don’t have to wait for a player to be traded to Montreal in order to respond to a dirty play on a teammate?" and other points to ponder for this weekend's games. [BrooksLaichYear]
  • A playoff atmosphere, and the ghosts of playoff failures past. [KOL]
  • Fenwick and other #fancystats for the Caps under Dale Hunter. [Copper and Blue]
  • Power play opportunities are getting fewer and farther between. [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • The Evgeny Kuznetsov Saga rolls into its second week with more intrigue and drama:
    • Keeping hope alive! [Puck Daddy]
    • Traktor management is forced into issuing some denials of its own. [RMNB]
  • Congrats are in order for Caps prospect d-man Patrick Wey and the Boston College Eagles, who captured their third straight Hockey East title. [Hockey Hourly]
  • Alex Ovechkin's NCAA brackets took a bit of a beating in the first round, but hey. Didn't everyone's? [Caps B-Ball]
  • Operation Alexander Radulov has run afoul of some diplomatic and contractual red tape, and the Predsbloggers take a look back at some past Capitals cloak-and-daggery with Michal Pivonka. [On the Forecheck]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Jonas Johansson, happy 34th to Jan Bulis (at press time tied 1-1 in the second period of Game Three of the second round of the Gagarin Cup Playoffs), happy 38th to Brantt Myhres, and happy big 4-0 to Craig Johnson.

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