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Sunday Caps Clips: So You're Saying There's A Chance

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Braden Holtby makes Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal into the game winner, Mike Green goes down, the Bears win, the Royals clinch, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's 16-3 shootout win from us (and the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Holtby, Ward, Backstrom), NHL.com, PHT, WaPo, CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, RMNB, Lighthouse Hockey.
    • Skater down - Mike Green left the game after absorbing several big hits - one of them from Jason Chimera. [WaPo]
    • Skater down - An Alex Ovechkin check + Alex Ovechkin shot = a trip down the tunnel with the trainer for Isles d-man Calvin de Haan. [RMNB, SI]
    • Gloves (and linesman) down - Mike Halmo took exception to a Tom Wilson check. [Caps Outsider]
    • More of these, please, Mojo and Kuzya (and T-Bro)... [RMNB]
    • ...and fewer of these. Please. [RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
  • Down on the farm:
    • The Bears dragged Worcester into overtime, where Casey Wellman secured the victory. Even so, the Bears are in ninth place in the East, one point behind 8th-place Norfolk with the same number of games ahead. [Patriot-News, SHoE]
    • New guy Caleb Herbert added his second pro goal in his second pro game. Here's a little more on his journey from Bloomington Minnesota to Capitals prospect. [TheAHL.com]
    • Congrats to the Reading Royals, who claimed the regular season ECHL Eastern Conference crown with a victory over Kalamazoo. [@RRoyalsHockey]
  • Three is the number, and the number shall be three. Two and especially one are right out. [WaPo]
  • Whither Caps prospect Chandler Stephenson? Waiting on a contract, of course. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Matt Yeats (Yahtzee!), happy 43rd to Trevor Halverson, and happy 44th birthday to Coach Kolzig.