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Sunday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Backstrom helps lead Sweden to a gold-medal showdown against Canada, prospect updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Thanks to their 3-1 win in Manchester last night, the Stingrays return home needing just one win to return to the Kelly Cup Final. [Caps Outsider]
  • Nicklas Backstrom, along with sidekick William Nylander, has helped propel Sweden into the World Championship gold medal game... [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • ...where they'll look to keep Team Canada, fresh off a comeback win over Evgeny Kuznetsov and the Russians, away from a three-peat. [NHL.com, TVA]
  • Hear all about the icky injury that ended goaltender Pheonix Copley's postseason run shortly before the Bears' run came to an end. [CSNMA]
  • Taking a look at what prospects might be ready to make the leap for the Caps next year. [NoVa Caps]
  • Those prospects won't include Stanislav Galiev, who is ready to move on from the Caps after seven years with the organization. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Bill Mikkelson, happy 38th to Graham Mink, and happy 26th to Patrick Wey.