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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Stingrays win to force Game Seven, appreciating Alex, Binky wants back in and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Kelly Cup Update: The South Carolina Stingrays forced Game Seven with a 4-1 victory over the Allen Americans. The series moves back to Texas for a Sunday showdown and all the marbles. [Caps, Caps Outsider, @JoeyZStingrays (video highlights)]
  • 'Twas Alex Ovechkin Appreciation Day. Read it all, and savor. [Hereabouts, and elsewhere]
  • Steve Oleksy's Eastside Elite summer league is going gangbusters - if only he could know where he'll be hanging his helmet this fall.  He'd sure like it to be with the Caps. [WaPo]
  • Michael Latta's season in review. [Peerless]
  • Buy or Sell: Evaluating Washington's pending free agents. [B/R]
  • Reviewing the Caps' 2010 draft. Evgeny Kuznetsov is still the cream of the crop. [HF]
  • Lots of NHL-drafted players logged time in the SHL last season - and Jakub Vrana was the best of them (after William Nylander left for the Marlies, at least) [HF]
  • Professor Matt Bradley's "Forces of Hockey" legacy lives on, in a science-and-math competition in Arlington public schools. []
  • The Fort Dupont Ice Rink is getting some TLC on Saturday from Monumental, a bunch of volunteers, and Karl Alzner . [Caps Today]
  • Finally, happy 46th birthday to Kip Miller, and happy 23rd birthday to (former Caps coach Bob Woods' son) Brendan Woods.