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Sunday Caps Clips: All-Star Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps' All Stars shine on the red carpet and on the ice in Nashville.

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  • All the updates from a fun-filled skills competition, in a convenient travel-sized package:
    • The Caps' trio - and the rest of the League's stars - brought it big time on the red carpet last night. Handsome lads. [Monumental video (and again),]
    • Recapping the event itself, which featured plenty of skill, plenty of props, and a lopsided win for the Eastern Conference. [SI.comUSA TodayTHNCSNMA]
    • Braden Holtby rocked it in the goalie goal-scoring department (and the goalie goal-stopping department). []
    • With his entry in the breakaway challenge, Evgeny Kuznetsov paid homage to the pioneer of the event, his absent teammate Alex Ovechkin. [WaPoWashTimes]
    • Holtby, Kuznetsov and Backstrom talk about an action-packed evening. [Monumental video (HoltbyKuznetsovBackstrom)]
  • Analyzing the teams for today's three-on-three tournament. [BR]
  • The game itself is generally fun for everyone involved... except the goaltenders. Just don't get hurt, Braden. [Puck DaddyCSNMA (and again)]
  • Barry Trotz, long known as a defensive-minded coach, returned to Nashville this weekend as coach of the League's best offense. [Puck Daddy]
  • Over the years, plenty of Caps have made memorable appearances at the All-Star Game; counting down the best of the best. [WTOP]
  • A few leftovers from Friday's media gauntlet. [Monumental video]
    • First-time All Star Nicklas Backstrom is just trying to soak in the experience of the weekend. [CSNMA]
    • Give budding filmmaker Evgeny Kuznetsov a GoPro camera and watch the magic unfold. [Monumental video]
  • The All-Star goalies weighed in on the merits of smaller goalie gear to boost scoring. [ESPN]
  • Analyzing the odds of a move by the Caps before the trade deadline and other questions. [CSNMA]
  • More on Andre Burakovsky's ongoing renaissance. [THW]
  • Checking in with Caps' defensive prospect Connor Carrick. [StarsandSticks]
  • How many wins can Holtby finish with this season? [CSNMA]
  • The week that was. [NoVa Caps]
  • Ovechkin has donated his gloves from that historic 500th goal to a place that will someday house his picture: the Hockey Hall of Fame. [RMNB]
  • Jersey numbers can be a big deal for many pro athletes, and hockey players are no exception. [Toronto Star]
  • Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Mikhail Grabovski.