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Monday Caps Clips: It's Breakdown Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Stick a fork in the 2013-2014 season; it is done.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's 1-0 shootout loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Ovechkin, Carlson, Chimera, Beagle), NHL.com, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, Peerless, RMNB, Capitals Hill (really more of a precap), DSP, and hey, happy Boltsbloggers (Raw Charge).
    • The Caps now own the NHL record for the most shootouts in a season with 21. [Inside Hockey]
    • Take that, Ryan Callahan! On principle, generally, and on grounds of crease incursion, specifically. [RMNB]
    • We will know more about the team's future later today with formal exit interviews and perhaps breaking news, but here are a few of the post game comments from coach and players. [CSNW, and again, WaPo]
  • The final regular season home game always means signed sweaty jerseys for a lucky few fans.
  • A series of seasons in review and a summer of decisions ahead. If you click on only one link today, this is prob'ly the one you should choose. [Peerless]
  • Update: you should prob'ly click this one too. [Frankovic]
  • Go ahead and make it three. [DSP]
  • Looking back - five factors that kept the Caps out of the playoffs. [WaPo Express]
  • The questions, they loom. [USA Today]
  • Oy. [@RockTheRed]
  • In happier hockey news, Dane Byers scored in overtime and the Hershey Bears have control of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. The AHL wraps up its regular season next week. [Patriot-News, SHoE]
  • Hershey Pennsylvania - Hockeytown! [NHL.com]
  • The Caps' Russian troika is headed for Minsk. [RMNB]
  • If you are planning to watch the playoffs, here's some potentially hot goalies to entertain. [WaPo]
  • Happy 47th birthday to Alain Cote and happy 51st to Paul MacDermid.
  • John Walton paid moving tribute to the bonds that keep us Caps fans united. All teh feels. [Capitals Voice (audio), DC Sports Bog (transcript)]
  • Speaking of bonds, your humble Clips editors wish to thank all of the wonderful writers, photographers, gif-ologists, and sundry creative folk to whose work we link every day. It is your Muse(s) that keep us clicking (and linking) for the greater Caps community.