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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps dampen the Blues’ playoff hopes, the Holtby vs. Grubauer debate continues and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Many congrats to Philipp Grubauer, who has been named the ECHL’s alumnus of the month for his fine work in March. [ECHL]
  • Has Grubauer supplanted Braden Holtby as the Caps’ #1 goaltender, at least for now? [Post-Gazette, DC Puck Drop]
  • Grubauer and Holtby pack a pretty powerful punch as a goalie tandem, but they’re not alone. [NoVa Caps]
  • Sneaking a peak at the playoff picture. [Bleacher Report]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s division-clinching win. [WashTimes, Post-Gazette, Pensburgh]
  • Alex Ovechkin became the first Cap to play 1000 games with the franchise - but he’s one of an increasing number of players to stay with one team for the duration. [AP]
  • With his empty-net goal last night, the 29th of his career, Ovechkin moves up yet another list, tying Eric Staal for the fourth-most all time. [Caps Outsider]
  • Rankings of power. [OC Register, NBC Sports]