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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The West-Coast swing through California starts with a whimper rather than a bang as the Caps are blanked in Anaheim.

Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Tom Wilson has been good this year, y’all - and we’ve got the receipts. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, PHT, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and the OC Register.
  • In today’s NHL, the typical tough guy/enforcer paradigm has adapted to be more of a productive pest, and Wilson is among the League’s best. [Sports Break]
  • Very cool story about Alex Ovechkin’s ever increasing collection of hockey memorabilia that spans two continents. [WaPo]
  • Hey, maybe Alex Ovechkin (and some guy from Philly who isn’t as good as Nicklas Backstrom) should be in the MVP conversation. [PHT]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame practice... [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Trotz, Niskanen, Holtby)]
  • ...which featured a visit from the legendary Willie O’Ree, who was invited by Barry Trotz to speak to the boys. [Caps video, WaPo]
  • Put Willie in the damn Hockey Hall of Fame already. [OC Register]
  • The stats say Braden Holtby is in a prolonged slump right now... but don’t worry about the Beast. He’ll be fine. We hope. [FiCP]
  • That pesky wind was indeed to blame for the brief blackout in Annapolis over the weekend. [WashTimes]
  • Jay Beagle provides value in the faceoff dot. [NoVa Caps]
  • Rankings of power. [Puck Daddy]
  • Thanks to their overtime win over Greenville last night, the Stingrays are headed back to the Kelly Cup playoffs for the 24th time in 25 seasons. [Post & Courier]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Bryan Erickson and happy 55th to Mike Eagles.