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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Rounding up the recaps for #CapsLeafs, wincing at Grabo's new stitchery, noting the Captain's 20th and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Make time for Friend-of-the-Blog Corey Masisak's long-read at NHL.com. [NHL.com]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Scarface, Fehr, Green, Holtby, Carlson), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP and RMNB, and from the Leafs' side, The Province & Pension Plan Puppets.
    • Mikhail Grabovski had an unforgettable return to Air Canada Centre as he took a skate blade to the face in the second period. Twenty stitches later, he will have a lasting memory but fortunately no permanent damage. [@KarlAlzner, WaPo, Eye on Hockey, Caps Outsider, RMNB, Sportsnet]
    • Were you watching as Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the season?  He's got something pretty special going on... [Capitals Voice (audio), SI Red Light, RMNB]
    • ... though obviously, it's all about Sochi or something. Because Russians. [Toronto Sun]
  • News and notes from pregame:
  • The Hershey Bears had a nice solid 5-2 win over Binghamton. Of note - Dmitry Orlov scored and Garrett Mitchell was a healthy scratch. [Patriot-News (and again), THW]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Andre Burakovsky's father Robert, who had 2 goals and 3 assists for Ottawa back in 93-94.  

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