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Sunday Caps Clips: Ovi Takes Hardest Shot Crown; All-Star Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Gr8 grabs a new title, and it’s time for the All-Stars to strut their stuff.

NHL: All Star Game-Skills Competition Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • He had a legendary warmup as he invited young Jonas Smailys, a family friend and official mini-Ovi, out on the ice before the Skills Competition got underway... [RMNB]
  • ... and a legendary post-win interview with Jeremy Roenick. As only a legend could.
  • Oh, and earlier in the day he dropped some knowledge about the Golden Knights’ success. [FTW]
  • Today is the actual All-Star Game, and here’s how it’s going down:
  • Each game is played 3-on-3, with two 10-minute halves.
  • The Central and Pacific Divisions drop the puck at 3:30.
  • The Metro and Atlantic Divisions drop the puck at 4:30.
  • And the winners of the two semifinals face off at 5:30 for all the cookies.
  • Team Metro head coach Barry Trotz will reunite last year’s linemates Ovechkin and Crosby, at least for a little while. And then he may tap Crosby’s shoulder and send him for a shift or two with Claude Giroux.
  • Finally, happy 69th birthday to Jack Egers, and happy 52nd birthday to Michal Pivonka.