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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Victories for the Bears and Stingrays, the Russians face the Finns in Moscow, and you won't believe Alex Ovechkin's ridiculous new cell phone.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on the Hershey Bears' Game One 3-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies from Vogs, Monumental video (Mann, Bears room, Rinkside Update/Travis Boyd), Patriot-News, Cumberlink, Lancaster Online, Caps Outsider, Toronto Sun, Maple Leafs Hot Stove and our awesome friends over at PPP.
  • This playoff series is allowing GM Brian MacLellan to take a longer look at the Caps' prospect players. [WaPo]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays also achieved victory to bring them even in their series with the Wheeling Nailers. The series is tied at two games apiece. [Post & Courier, Stingrays Media, Caps Outsider]
  • Year-end reviews for:
  • John Carlson. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Michael Latta and Stanislav Galiev. [TSS]
  • Ten questions heading into the draft and free agency. [CSNMA]
  • Alex Ovechkin's swag meter just redlined. Take a look at the Faberge Egg of iPhones provided to him by luxury phone retailer "Caviar". [sports.ru (via GoogleSwag), and a couple more pics here]
  • Ovi also provided an interview to Darren Dreger about the Caps' outlook for next year, and perhaps one of our Canadian readers could watch it for us and tell us what he said. [TSN (video)]
  • The puck drops for Russia-Finland at 4:15pm Moscow time. Here's a few pix from their practices yesterday. [Sportbox]
  • IIHF hosted a "Legends" alumni scrimmage. Looks like it was a lot of fun. [Sportbox (pics)]
  • Oh hai there Cody Eakin! Have the Stars wearied of you already? [Defending Big D]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Bill "-82" Mikkelson, happy 37th to Graham Mink, and happy 25th to Patrick Wey.