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Wednesday Caps Clips: Overtime Ugly

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of a disheartening loss, puck surprise served up by Jason Chimera, three prospects move on in the WHL playoffs and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Kevin Klein wrote about the Caps' poor puck luck, and then he went on CapsTalk with John Walton to talk about it. [Rink, Rink on the Radio]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's overtime loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Ovechkin, Schmidt, Johansson, Capuano, Isles room), NHL.com, AP, Puck Daddy, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), DSP, S&S, NoVa CapsPeerless, and RMNB, and from the visitors' bench,  NYI Skinny and Lighthouse Hockey.
    • "That one's on me." [CSNMA]
    • The Spring Puck Surprise winners got to meet Jason Chimera . [Caps Outsider]
  • Braden Holtby was planning to keep it simple for this game. [WashTimes]
  • Thirty things learned from the regular season. [USA Today]
  • Prospect updates:
    • Caps free agent signee Tim McGauley was named Third Star of the Game on Tuesday as the Brandon Wheat Kings defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 10-3 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals of the WHL playoffs. He is 0-5-5, +2 in five playoff games. They will face the Moose Jaw Warriors.
    • Caps draftees Connor Hobbs and Colby Williams are moving on with the Regina Pats after defeating the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Pats will face the Red Deer Rebels to take the other Eastern Conference finals slot.
    • The NCAA Frozen Four and KHL Gagarin Cup tournaments begin on Thursday, so we'll have those updates in Thursday Clips.
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Matt Yeats (Yahtzee!), happy 44th to Trevor Halverson, and happy 46th birthday to Coach Kolzig.