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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Backstrom's season in review, the Bears ready to face the Marlies, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The 2015-16 season in review for Nicklas Backstrom. [RinkRMNB]
  • More from GM Brian MacLellan's Monday morning press chat:
    • On having the responsibility to keep Alex Ovechkin's championship window open. [APCSNMA]
    • On calling his shot once more. [WaPo]
    • On whether the team needs more speed in the lineup. [WaPo]
    • On the science experiment to turn Tom Wilson into Joel Ward. [CSNMA]
  • MacLellan rounds out a trio of DC-based GMs who are riding a wave of popularity. Take it from the fourth guy, though - that can change. Fast. [WaPo]
  • Elliotte Friedman talks about what faces the Caps this summer. [KK]
  • Previewing the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals between the Bears and the Toronto Marlies. [Dump 'n ChasePatriot-NewsPPPCaps Outsider]
  • Down in South Carolina, the Stingrays are looking to put their Game 2 collapse behind them. [Post and Courier]
  • Breaking down the forward situation for the Caps heading into the summer. [NoVa Caps]
  • Seven seasons with the Caps has given Jason Chimera a warm, fuzzy feeling about DC... and a fear of leaving. [WashTimes]
  • A handful of current Caps faced off at the Worlds yesterday as Russia took on Sweden... [IIHFCSNMA]
  • ...and a couple of former Caps are facing off in the Western Conference Finals as Troy Brouwer's Blues take on Joel Ward's San Jose Sharks. [ESPN]
  • We feel the need... the need for speed. So who's available? [NoVa Caps]
  • Given how Ovechkin feels about the Olympics, he's probably none too pleased that IIHF boss Rene Fasel is doubting the NHL's participation in 2018. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to Errol Rausse, and happy 26th to Aaron Ness.