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Sunday Caps Clips: Toothless in Calgary

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A disappointing night in Calgary was echoed in Hershey and Reading. Ah, well.

Derek Leung

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Ovechkin, Chimera, Volpatti), Capitals Voice (Chimera goal, Volpatti goal), NHL.com, CBC, WaPo (gamer, blog), PHT, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB (and again), DSP, and from the Calgary side, Flames.com and Matchsticks & Gasoline.
    • Good: Nate Schmidt's first NHL point on Aaron Volpatti's first Caps goal. [RMNB]
    • Bad: More do-it-yourself dentistry on the Caps' bench, this time by Nicklas Backstrom after an errant Marcus Johansson pass. [Ibid.]
    • Ugly: The March of the Pulled Goaltender, as performed by Braden Holtby. [Yep]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice in Calgary:
  • With three straight victories and plenty of goals, the (Calls of the) Caps Plays of the Week were pretty chipper. [Capitals Voice]
  • The Dilemma and the Entry-Level Contract. [WaPo]
  • Down on the farm:
    • A generally bad day across the Caps org featured losses by the Bears...[Patriot-News (and photos), SHoE]
    • ...though Connor Carrick recorded his first career AHL point ... [Patriot -News]
    • ...and the Royals lost 3-1 to Elmira. [ECHL]
  • Dale Hunter has been named the co-coach of Team OHL for the annual Subway Series world junior tuneup. [OHL]
  • With eight goals and four assists in six games played, Riley Barber is your NCAA scoring leader. [USCHO]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov tried to set up Jan Bulis but the puck decided to score itself for Traktor's only regulation goal. Kuzya added the winning shootout goal and Traktor took home the two points. [RMNB]
  • Finally, Froggy went a-rinking, or something. [Caps Outsider]

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