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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps drop a stinker to the Flyers, Smokin' Al Koken celebrates 30 years with Comcast, Burra turns 20 today and more.

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  • Recaps of a loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Alzner, Niskanen, Laich, Backstrom, Flyerz Room, Berube), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), 106.7 The Fan, WashTimes, Peerless, DSP (plus three stars), Stars and Sticks, RMNB and from the Flyerz end of the ice, Broad Street Hockey (do see the URL) and philly.com.
    • "As for the guys who dressed, they probably didn’t need to shower afterwards given the lack of effort." Also, Al Koken deserved better on his day.  Yes, yes he did. [Frankovic]
      • Speaking of Al, Ted Leonsis participated in a special presentation for him... [CSNW (video)]
      • ... and the players also presented Al with a nifty signed photo collage after the game.  Just don't look at all those empty seats. Oof. [@ScottAllen]
      • Where did his nickname come from anyway? Answer: Glenn Brenner. Miss u, Glenn. [CSNW]
    • Steve Mason somehow managed to injure himself in a teevee time out, and Ray Emery took the cage, and apparently all the Caps' desire to shoot at it. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Week That Was, Volume Eighteen. [Peerless, RMNB, ILWT (with the Metro lowdown)]
  • The Caps are an impatient team, and also possibly a formidable opponent. [Journal de Montreal, via GTrans]
  • When building the perfect hockey player, don't forget the showmanship. [THW]
  • Guys, hockey has its own special terminology, and the New York Times is ON IT. [NYT]
  • The Caps-Pens rivalry is still a thing. Or at least one of ten things. [Puck Daddy]
  • Hershey fell to 11-0-2 for calendar year 2015 as they lost in overtime to the Flyers' affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms.  They may also have lost Michal Cajkovsky to a shot-blocking injury. [Patriot-News]
  • Prospect updates:
    • Get to know Madison Bowey , in this Rockets teevee interview. [Kelowna Rockets (video)]
    • Here's recaps and photos from Soldier Field in Chicago, where Miami defeated Western Michigan 4-3 in the Hockey City Classic.  Riley Barber notched his 12th goal on the season. [mihockeynow, NCHC]
    • Travis Boyd had a huge weekend for Minnesota; his hat-trick on Saturday and 5-points overall led the Gophers to a sweep of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. [Daily Gopher]
  • Why oh why didn't the Leafs hire Barry Trotz? They certainly could have, y'know. [TSN]
  • Finally, wishing Andre Burakovsky a very happy 20th birthday. Hopefully Coach has a sweater tucked away for you in Cali.
  • One more:
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