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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Stars Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Stars are in town with their dads, Winnik marks a milestone, lots on Kevin Shattenkirk and more.

NHL: Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • JP went on Vancouver radio to discuss what it’s like to be a fan of a very good Caps team in a year expected to be The Year... again. [Fanshot, starts at the 28:30 mark]
  • The Week That Was, Vol. 21. [Peerless, RMNB, AAtJ, Pensburgh]
  • Previews of tonight's dalliance with Dallas from Vogs (plus game notes),, AP, Peerless and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Milestone alert for birthday boy Dan Winnik:
  • Kevin Shattenkirk is finding his way with his new team... []
  • ... to include getting into the Caps’ power play groove. [WaPo]
  • Why adding KS22 made Washington the team to beat. [BostonGlobe]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsFlyers:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Rinkers, ranking. [Rink]
  • Based on these charts from the game, Shattenkirk is pretty much As Advertised... [@ShutdownLine, The Energy Line]
  • ... and former foe Justin Williams has his back. [theScore]
  • Let’s take another look at the work Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie put in to create that overtime sudden-victory goal. [NoVa Caps]
  • Dmitry Orlov has had a terrific season and will be a restricted free agent looking for a new contract. With Karl Alzner and now Shattenkirk as pending UFAs, management has some decisions to make. [NoVa Caps]
  • Number one with the 1-3-1 - the Caps’ power play structure keeps the goals coming. [Winners View]
  • Did the Caps address all their needs at the trade deadline? [CSNMA]
  • Hot Chocolate - with Pheonix Copley back between the pipes, the Hershey Bears crushed a six-point weekend and may (may) have salvaged their playoff aspirations. Huzzah. [NoVa Caps]
  • Kudos to the Capitals for hosting their inaugural and innovative Captain’s Brunch - the team invited the captains of all of the regional high school hockey teams to Kettler to honor them for their leadership and dedication to the great sport of ice hockey. []
  • Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Daniel Winnik.
  • One more: