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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping last night's loss - and the closed-door aftermath of that loss - and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted grumblings on last night's loss to the Stars from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzBrouwerCarlsonHoltbyPeters), NHL.comAPWaPoCSNWPeerlessDSPRMNB, and from the Lonestar State, the Dallas Morning News and Defending Big D.
    • The disappointing loss led to a closed-door, players-only meeting following the game - and a reminder that the Caps need to expect better of themselves. [WaPo]
    • Paying tribute to the man, the legend, the overtime hero Joe Juneau. [Monumental video]
  • Alex Ovechkin is already writing himself into the history books - but can he become the greatest goal scorer of all time? [The Score]
  • A look at the thought process behind the Tim Gleason trade, why that Joel Ward-for-Patrick Sharp deal never happened and other notes in this week's 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Braden Holtby has stepped into the spotlight for the Caps - and is thriving (even with last night's blemish on his record). [ESPN]
  • How far can the Caps go in the playoffs this year? [CSNW]
  • Prior to tomorrow's game against Boston, the Caps will wear special green jerseys that will then be signed and auctioned off to benefit the Anacostia Watershed Society. [Caps]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Brouwer)]
    • With Jay Beagle injured and Mike Green returning to active duty, the Caps sent Cameron Schilling back to Hershey and recalled Andre Burakovsky. [Caps (and again)]
    • The Caps were hoping to avoid getting pulled into the Stars' game. Good plan. [WaPo]
    • And while they couldn't get two points last night, they need to start doing so more often - and soon. [WaPo]
  • Justin Peters' new mask is awesome and Abraham Lincoln-ified and it GLOWS. Seriously. [RMNB]
  • Prospect watch: Patrick Koudys. [Stars and Sticks]
  • While the Caps were extending their skid to two games, the Bears were snapping a two-game skid of their own with a win over the Binghamton Senators. [Patriot-News]
  • Because three jerseys in the last five years or so isn't enough, the Caps could be unveiling yet another one in 2015. Wonder why they'd do $uch a thing. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Joe Motzko.