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Monday Caps Clips: Vanquished in Vancouver

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Canadian roadie comes to an unsatisfactory conclusion, Liam O'Brien gets his first, Pheonix Copley is killing it in Hershey and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume 3. [Peerless, RMNB, ILWT (Metro Roundup)]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's regulation loss to the Nucks from us (recap, QuickCap), Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Peters, Alzner, Johansson, O'Brien),  NHL.com, PHT, AP, WaPo, Peerless, DSP (plus three stars), RMNB, Nucks Misconduct, and From the Rafters
    • Congrats are in order for Liam O'Brien , who closed a 3-1 scoring gap to 3-2 with his first NHL goal. [CSNW, RMNB, Capitals Voice (Walton call)]
    • Congrats are also in order for Jason Chimera , who registered his 1,560th NHL shot-on-goal in his 800th NHL game. Had the shot gone in, it would have been his 138th NHL tally, but alas, 'twas not to be. [NHL.com]
    • Marcus Johansson is off to a fine start. Don't change. [RMNB]
  • Notes from a Western Canada roadie:
    • Win and you get fist bumps from coach. Not pictured: the visitors' tunnel in Rodgers Arena. [Puck Daddy]
    • News and notes from the Caps' non-morning skate. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • Alex Ovechkin is blocking shots and paying the price. Which is good why, exactly? [CSNW]
  • Hershey update:
    • Pheonix Copley hasn't allowed a goal in his last 144:28 minutes of ice time, and the Bears cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms with him in net. [Patriot-News, and again]
    • Did we mention that Pheonix Copley hasn't allowed a goal in his last 144:28 minutes of ice time? Well, he hasn't, and folks are paying attention. [Patriot-News]
    • The AHL suspended Jay Rosehill for three games following their review of his hit on Patrick Wey... [Patriot-News]
    • ... which was just an awful, awful hit. [RMNB]
    • "We'll just have to wait and see here tomorrow in terms of if they're going to pull [Tom Wilson] up," [Hershey head coach Troy] Mann said. "I know the original plan was to get him back to Washington. Do they think he needs more time here? I guess we'll have to see what happens there." [Patriot-News]
  • Rankings, rankings. [CSNNE, CSNW]
  • Our friends at District Sports Page continued their roundtabling:
    • Projections for Ovi. [DSP]
    • How 'bout those goalies? [DSP]
  • Finally, wishing Caps GM Brian MacLellan a very happy 56th birthday.