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Friday Caps Clips: Milestones and Missed Opportunities

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Captain makes his milestone, but the Stars take the two points.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin, the greatest Russian sniper who has ever snipered in the National Hockey League. In his 777th game he scored his 484th goal, one goal more than the immortal Sergei Fedorov, and he has scored each and every one of those goals in a Capitals sweater.
  • Recaps of last night's loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Grubauer, Chorney, Ruff, Stars room) , NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, DSP, RMNB, and from the visitors' bench, Defending Big D (and again), Dallas Morning News
    • Hit up the CSN Rewind for the highlights (and a couple lowlights) from the game. [CSNMA]
    • Oh hey, a coaches' challenge that didn't go the Caps' way. Imagine that. [WaPo]
    • From before the game, this Dallas team features a quite relentless attack. [TSN]
    • Jason Chimera is sorry. Very, very sorry. Good mo, tho. [Sportsnet (video)]
  • FYI, the Caps have more than one amazing Russian goal-scorer, and Evgeny Kuznetsov has the Lig on notice:
    • Just look at that overtime goal he scored against the Wings. No, really go look at it. [Rink]
    • Kuzya is even winning over the national hockey media. Craig Custance is quite charmed. [ESPN $]
  • Scoring is down. This is bad. Here are some thinks on how to get scoring up, which would be good. [Globe and Mail]
  • Which division will field the strongest team at the All-Star Game? [SB Nation]
  • Finally, on the very night that Ovechkin again raised the expectations for awesomeness in a DC athlete, the Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League's MVP. Unanimously. At the age of 22. The Nats are facing a similar contract situation as the Caps did way back when with their own 22-year old MVP. How much, and for how long? Choose wisely, Nationals. [WaPo]