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Sunday Caps Clips: Blanked by the Blues

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps play a dreary game against the Blues, Hershey cellies Doug Yingst's career, the Stingrays make the postseason and more.

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  • JP provided some options for jumpstarting Alex Ovechkin 's game, and then Rob Parker went on CapsTalk with John Walton to talk about it. [Rink, Rink on the Radio]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shutout loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Grubauer, Beagle, Williams, Carlson, Hitchcock, Blues room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), DSP, S&S, NoVa Caps, and RMNB, and from the visitors' bench, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Game Time.
    • At least Troy Brouwer got a nice memory from the day as Caps fans welcomed him warmly...[CSNMA, RMNB, NVC]
    • ... and Mike Marson thoroughly enjoyed his tribute video and applause... [Monumental (video)]
    • ... and the team wrapped up Fan Appreciation Day with their annual Jerseys Off Our Backs ceremony. [Monumental (video), Caps Outsider]
  • It was a day of honors throughout the organization, as the Hershey Bears celebrated the long (34 years!) and storied (5 Calder Cups!) career of Bears president and general manager Doug Yingst, who will be retiring at the end of this season... [Lancaster Online, Fox43-TV]
  • ... Bobble Yingst! [Chocolate Hockey]
  • ... and the South Carolina Stingrays are headed to the ECHL postseason as Vitek Vanecek posted hid third shutout on the season. [@SCStingrays (and again)]
  • Prospect update:
  • Four Caps prospects played in the first round of the NCAA D1 Men's Ice Hockey Championship - two have advanced to the Frozen Four:
    • Defending National Champion Providence fell in overtime to Minny-Duluth in the first round and Brian Pinho's sophomore season drew to an end.
    • Michigan beat Notre Dame (also in overtime) and senior Tommy DiPauli's college career is complete. The Caps control his rights until August - if he chooses to sign with the team he would report to Hershey.
    • North Dakota played its way past Northeastern and Michigan to take a spot in the Frozen Four. Freshman Shane Gersich is playing limited minutes on the fourth line.
    • Boston College played through Harvard and Minny-Duluth and sophomore Zach Sanford is headed to Tampa with the Eagles.