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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps will have to settle for four of six points on this three game roadie and now get four days off to prepare for the last nine games of the 2014-2015 regular season, plus two prospects have played through to the NCAA men's ice hockey tournament.

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  • Recaps and other assorted grumblings on last night's loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Fehr, Glencross, Alzner, Wilson), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW, DSP, RMNB, and from the 'Peg, Arctic Ice Hockey, Winnipeg Free Press.
    • Check out how the Caps' hits and turnovers vs. the Jets stack up with WPG's other opponents'. [Jets Stats Guy]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, Two-Man Advantage)]
    • On Friday evening, Eric Fehr gave a reading to his children's book to a packed house at a Winnipeg book store... [CTV]
    • ... and it's always a good time when he can play his childhood team. [CSNW]
    • Tim Gleason was a game-time decision, and at game time it was Nate Schmidt skating to Mike Green's left. [WaPo]
    • The Caps know they are entering playoff mode now. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin is earning a strange new respect as he scores his way deeper and deeper into the history books.  Appreciate him, folks... [Eye on Hockey]
  • ... The Rangers' Kevin Klein is certainly appreciative of the power of Ovi's shot as he gives the details of his broken arm. [NYDN]
  • The Caps could be the sleeper surprise in the playoffs, and Barry Trotz (plus AO8) might be the reason why. [USAToday]
  • The news was slightly better throughout the rest of the Caps organization:
    • Andre Burakovsky got his second goal and Tim Kennedy the OT gamewinner as the Bears downed the Providence Bruins 4-3. [Patriot-News]
    • The South Carolina Stingrays recorded their 20th straight victory and goaltender Jeff Jakaitis his 4th consecutive shutout. [Frozen Futures]
    • Travis Boyd scored two of Minnesota's four goals in a 4-2 victory over the Michigan Wolverines and the Golden Gophers are now the B1G Ten regular season and tournament champions. The NCAA tournament seedings and brackets will be announced today at 11am. [USCHO, Star Tribune]
    • Riley Barber had an assist on the first goal of Blake Coleman's hat trick and the Miami Redhawks defeated St. Cloud State to claim the NCHC tournament title. They also await their bracket for the NCAA tournament. [USCHO]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Joel Kwiatkowski and Tom Poti, and raise a glass to the memory of the late John Kordic, who would have been 50 today.
  • One more - the Riley Barber bullet missed something fairly important. He sustained what could be a fairly significant injury to his left knee. Yikes:<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Miami&#39;s Riley Barber had to be helped back on the ice, but he&#39;s not missing that NCHC title celebration <a href="http://t.co/zdHkwdGTyp">pic.twitter.com/zdHkwdGTyp</a></p>&mdash; The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCauldron/status/579481235606478848">March 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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