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Monday Caps Clips: Three Points of Six

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps continue to muddle in the middle of the Metro, but at least Alex Ovechkin won't lose any time after his collision with Leo Komarov. Plus the prospects are doing well, so that's something, right?

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume Eight. [Peerless, RMNBILWT (with the Metro lowdown)]
  • Leftovers from a three-of-six-available-points week:
    • #CapsLeafs: Postgame notebook.
    • The league has reviewed Alex Ovechkin's hit on Leo Komarov and determined he will not face supplementary discipline. [PHT, CSNW]
    • Trotz explains Saturday's goalie-go-round. [WaPo]
    • Speaking of goalies and back-to-backs... [Hockey Prospectus (s/t to Rink commenter Capacious)]
    • Steve Oleksy has been ticketed back to Hershey after his Hockey (Watching) Night in Canada. [WaPo]
  • The Caps need more from Jason Chimera, by the numbers. [Brooks Laichyear]
  • "While I admit it’s an absolute long-shot, and the Capitals would have to retain some of [Mike] Green’s salary, it’s a call worth making for the Kings." [Rant Sports]
  • Oh hai there Stan Galiev, making his case with 100% of the Bears' offense in each of Hershey's past three games. [Patriot-News]
  • Prospect updates:
    • Jakub Vrana had a hat trick of sorts against Marcus Johansson's former club on Friday, with two goals and the shootout winner for Linkoping's 6-5 victory over Farjestad.  [RMNB, Linkoping TV interview (in English)]
    • Madison Bowey's stats have had a bit of a downturn the last few games (recording his only minus-2 this season at home against the Regina Pats on Friday) but he is 7 assists short of 100 in his WHL career and presumably high on Team Canada's short list for the WJCs. [THW]
    • Travis Boyd remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. [@gopherstate]
    • Shane Gersich is racking up the points (14-9-23, plus-7 in 18 GP) for the Omaha Lancers. Here's video of Shane scoring with a wicked one-timer (apparently filmed from the International Space Station, scroll to about 1:30). [USHL on YouTube]
  • Your Movember locker room leader was Liam O'Brien. But do click on the link for the awesomeness that was Andre Burakovsky's duster. [Caps Outsider]
  • And finally, happy 63rd birthday to Rick Bragnalo.