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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of the goal-fest in Edmonton, grooming Grubauer for the future, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (highlightsTrotzKuznetsovOvechkinBackstromBurakovskyGrubauer), NHL.comThe ScoreCPAPWaPo, CSNMA, FrankovicPeerlessRMNBStarsandSticks, and from up north, Edmonton SunEdmonton Journal(and again), and Copper & Blue.
    • Passing the torch from a former rookie phenom to the newest whippersnapper, Backwards Slapshot style. [Rink]
  • Rounding up the rankings of power from the past week. [Rink]
  • News and notes from an off day yesterday:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Trotz)]
    • Prior to last night's game, we helped our pals over at Copper & Blue get to know the Caps a little better. [Copper & Blue]
    • Barry Trotz says the Caps players are on board with this system. [Edmonton Sun]
    • The Caps have plenty of skill, but they're looking for a balance between the flash and the grit when it comes to offensive production. [WaPo]
    • ALERT: Alex Ovechkin still does not have a Stanley Cup. [Edmonton Journal]
    • BREAKING: He's still really, really, really good. [TSNEdmonton SunCBS DC]
    • With Braden Holtby locked in as the starting goaltender for the foreseeable - and locked up long term - the aim for Philipp Grubauer (and Mitch Korn) is to develop his game and his patience. [Dump 'n ChaseCSNMA]
  • Examining the bottom-six forwards, Taylor Chorney's role going forward and more thoughts from the week. [CSNMA]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's victory. [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Check out the results of your vote from the win in Vancouver. [Rink]
    • Ovechkin's "muffin" of a shot was his fifth goal of the season and his first game-winner of the year - but it was also his 81st career GWG, fourth-most among all active NHLers. [CSNMA@PR_NHL]
  • Breaking down the reasons why the Caps will win the Eastern Conference. [Sports Heaven]