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Monday Caps Clips: Landlubbers Once More

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Basking in the glow of a fun Saturday night outdoors, turning the focus to the stretch run and more.

Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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  • A few leftovers from a memorable night in Annapolis. [Caps, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, THW, Caps Outsider]
  • It wasn’t just memorable for the guys on the ice; it was a special night for the servicemen and women who got to participate. [WaPo (video)]
  • The success of Saturday’s event has the NHL eyeing more games at service academies. [The Score]
  • Saturday night, the Caps were at their best - and they’re looking to carry the momentum into the home stretch. [SI, NHL, WashTimes]
  • The Maple Leafs were hoping to get at least a bit of revenge for last spring’s ousting at the hands of the Caps... alas. [NHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin has been at his best pretty much all season, and the fact that he’s hit 40 goals - again - should not be overlooked. [Sporting News, NHL]
  • He’s also not done yet, by the way. [NHL]
  • The week that was for the Caps... [Peerless]
  • ...and for the Metro. [All About the Jersey]
  • If the NHL were the Academy Awards, the Caps would win... best costume. Or something. [PHT]
  • In the wake of a new contract extension for GM Brian MacLellan, examining the future for Barry Trotz. [NoVa Caps]
  • Saturday was for the current NHLers; Sunday, it was former Caps legends and media members taking to the outdoor rink. [Caps OT]
  • Taking a look at the Caps’ remaining 17 (!!) games. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Paul Gardner, pour one out for the late Milt Schmidt, who would have been 100 years old today.