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Thursday Caps Clips: Holtby's Bruins Blackout

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of a third glorious shutout of Boston, Braden Holtby making a run at the record books, Galiev's big debut and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's very satisfying shutout win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Backstrom, Holtby, Niskanen, Johansson, Julien, B's room, 40th Anniversary Tribute - Doug Jarvis),, AP, Puck Daddy, PHT (scroll to video of postgame Holtby interview), Eye on Hockey, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP, RMNB, Stars and Sticks, and from the Boston end of the ice, Stanley Cup of Chowder, CBS Boston, Boston Globe, WEEI's Big Bad Blog, and the Lamentations of CSNNE.
    • Welcome to the Show, Stanislav Galiev... [CSNW]
      • ... actually, that was the welcome we were supposed to see. Via @JillCSN, here is the welcome we almost didn't. D'awww. [Facebook]
    • Oh hey Evgeny Kuznetsov. Where have you been hiding that pass? No really, that pass. [Eye on Hockey, theScore, THN, RMNB]
    • All hail Holtbeast, killer of Bruins:
      • "Seems like we can't beat him," sez Milan Lucic . [CSNNE]
      • Exerting his will. [WashTimes]
    • All hail Holtbeast, tie-er, break-er and sett-er of records:
      • "Hey," Holtby said, genuinely curious, "what record are they talking about?" [WaPo]
      • For starters, the Caps franchise record for victories in a single season is in jeopardy. Olie Kolzig, you are on the clock. [CSNW]
      • Per Elias,
  • The Caps' key offseason acquisition hasn't suited up even once this campaign. Presumably he's too busy checking in and out of hotels. [THN]
  • Happy "Chirp the Captain Day!"
    • "I've congratulated [Ovechkin] that he gets a chance to play with me," said Joel Ward in deadpan fashion. "He's earned it. He's embraced it." []
    • "[H]e hits like a truck... no one wants to get caught with their head down while he's coming in on you. Any time you get that combination of scoring ability and physical presence, it’s scary. He'll flatten you and a lot of the time, give you a minus, too." []
  • More on Stanislav Galiev's big day... [WashTimes, CapsOT ]
  • ... as Hershey reconfigures its first power play unit as the triggerman is most likely topside thru the weekend at least. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Rick Tocchet.