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Monday Caps Clips: Star Light, Star Bright

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Capitals’ All-Stars return as champions after a legendary weekend.

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2017 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament Final - Pacific vs. Metropolitan Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Well, that was fun. With a 4-3 win over Team Pacific Division, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, trainer Greg “Smitty” Smith and Team Metropolitan Division are your 2017 All-Star Champions! [NHL.com, Puck Daddy, PHT, Sportsnet, USA Today]
  • The bromance between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby took the All-Star Weekend by storm... [FTW, Puck Daddy, theScore (and again), NHL.com]
  • ... but yeah, it sure was kinda weird. [CSNMA]
  • As linemates, they were shut out and a minus-2 each in the final match, but had surprisingly strong possession numbers in the semifinal tilt against the Atlantic Division... [Sportsnet]
  • ... a game in which they each had a goal and an assist on each other’s goal. The Singularity draws near, surely. [RMNB]
  • Braden Holtby had a stellar performance, including this 10-bell save on Brad Marchand. [RMNB]
  • Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party Time! Excellent! [Sportsnet, NHL.com]
  • The pregame ceremony and puck drop featuring as many of the #NHL100 legends as they could fit on the ice was breathtaking, and nearly certainly can never be repeated. Wow. [NHL.com (and again)]
  • Also, the All-Star Mascot Showdown - including the Caps’ Slapshot - was a hoot and you should watch some of it. Those mascots are legit playing hockey. [NHL Facebook]
  • Ovi and Holts in pics and video. [NHL.com]
  • Exit interviews. [Monumental video (Ovechkin, Holtby)]
  • Fearless and Cheerless were listening in when Ovi and Sid had a chat at the Skills Competition. [Peerless]
  • Related: Just call them Mellow Fellows. [NoVa Caps]
  • Down a level, the American Hockey League is also on its All-Star Break. Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd are representing for the Hershey Bears.
  • Sunday night was the Skills Competition night (the All-Star Game is tonight)