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Monday Caps Clips: Flat in Philly

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps' power play goes 0-for-5 and the PK doesn't look so hot either on the way to a regulation loss to the Flyers. On deck this week - Penguins, Canes and Toronto.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of a loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Alzner, Niskanen, Backstrom), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP (plus three stars), Stars and Sticks, RMNB and from the Flyerz end of the ice, Broad Street Hockey (plus some game stats), Inside Hockey, and philly.com.
  • The Week That Was, Volume Twenty. [Peerless, ILWT (with the Metro lowdown)]
  • The clock is ticking as the March 2 trade deadline approaches, and the Caps brass indicates they are evaluating their 6-D position. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • A question that must be asked: Are the Caps overworking Braden Holtby? [THW]
  • More newfound respect for Alex Ovechkin, en francaise. [LNH.com, via GTrans]
  • Stan Galiev swiped the puck off Providence Bruin d-man Chris Breen's stick to set up Jim O'Brien for the OT GWG as Hershey completed its 3-in-3 with a win. They remain 5 points ahead of WBS for first place in the East Division. [Patriot-News]
  • Prospect updates:
    • The Caps' depth chart is still brimming with talent. [HF]
    • Botched play and poor communication that led to a GWG-against for Miami of Ohio on Friday led to a healthy scratch for Riley Barber and a couple other Redhawk players on Saturday. [WCPO, @mattwellens]
    • Stand clear of the Travis Boyd cannon. You have been warned. (That's Caps prospect d-man Patrick Koudys in the #3 sweater in white.) [SB Nation College Hockey (video)]
  • Little Zach Ward had the best day ever at the Caps' Extreme Recess event. [Caps Family, FTW]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to John Druuuuuuce, and Peter Scamurra hits the big 6-0 today.