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Daily Washington Capitals Reading Royals news and notes: Winning > Not Winning.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

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  • Congratulations are in order for the Caps' ECHL affiliate Reading Royals, your 2012-2013 Kelly Cup Champions:
    • The Cup is won, the burden is lifted. [Reading Eagle, Caps Outsider , SHoE, Pottstown Mercury, CSNW]
    • To teh Twitterz! [Caps Outsider]
    • Parade, planned. [@RRoyalsHockey, Reading Eagle]
    • Related: When you win a Cup on the road, you get a siren-y Royal homecoming ... [Jodi Braun viaYouTube]
    • ...and t-shirts. Buy yours here. [Royals Fan-Attic]
    • Notes and quotes from the victors' dressing room. [Sports Lair]
      • Oh hai there Stanislav Galiev - Back from injury and back to his goal-scoring ways with a no-doubt-about-it laser-beam power play goal. His playoff stats: 10 games, 4-7-11, with 44 shots on goal, a plus-7 rating, and zero penalty minutes ... [ECHL]
      • ... plus here's a reminder that this kid flat-out wins at every level - His Kelly Cup ring will have to elbow aside his 2 QMJHL championship rings, his CHL Memorial Cup ring and his USHL Clark Cup ring. [Station Nation, RMNB]
      • Don't sleep on defenseman Brett Flemming, who played major minutes at evens and on the penalty kill (well, except for those 28 minutes when he was watching the action from the sin bin.) His playoff stats: 22 games, 5-7-12, with 33 SOG and a plus-14 rating. [ECHL]
      • UMass is super proud of its Kelly Cup champion alum T.J. Syner. [Mass Live]
    • Gotta love Reading fans and their photos. [WFMZ]
  • It's Chris Felix's 49th birthday.
  • Finally, on the occasion of our observance of Memorial Day, Matt Hendricks is here to remind us that freedom isn't free. The Rink extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the men and women standing watch on our behalf all 'round the world, and to those who have gone before. [CSNW]