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Friday Caps Clips: Falling Short Yet Again

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's OT loss, Holtby's chase to eclipse Brodeur falls short, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, Monumental video (Caps: TrotzHoltbyOvechkinWilliamsJohansson; Pens: Sullivanlocker room), NHL.comAPWaPoCSNMAStarsandSticksNoVa CapsRMNB, PeerlessFrankovicPensblogPost-Gazette, and Pensburgh.
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
  • It's fine, Penguins, you take that "Stanley Cup favorite" crown away... and may the weight of it knock you on your collective rear ends. [WaPo]
  • Using lineup decisions to try and measure just how much of an impact coaching has on a team's success. [TSN (Yost)]
  • Braden Holtby may not be the front-runner for the Vezina trophy anymore. [TSN]
  • He's also not going to break Martin Brodeur's record this season, as the plan now is for him and Philipp Grubauer to split the remaining two games. Ah, well. [CSNMA]
  • Daniel Winnik is one of an increasingly small group of stubborn NHLers who refuses to go without a visor. [Sun]
  • Ten potential sleepers to help you when filling out your playoff pool fantasy roster. [Puck Daddy]
  • While the playoff picture is just about set, those fans on the outside looking in are searching for a bandwagon on which to hop. [All About the Jersey]
  • The Caps have a number of prospects who are readying themselves for postseason action of some kind or another. [THW]
  • Hop in the Wayback Machine and relive the first playoff series win in franchise history. [StarsandSticks]