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Monday Caps Clips: Recovery Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: After roughly 48 hours of liquid-induced, multi-state celebrations, things calmed down on Sunday, giving us a chance to reflect... on the fact that the Caps won the Stanley Cup, baby!

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Your day-after-running-through-a-fountain links:

  • Set those DVRs - Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, tonight at 11:35 pm ET. [NHL, NBC Sports]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday’s drunken magical mystery tour through the DMV - a celebration designed to include the fans, as well. [WaPo, NBCSW (video), Sportsnet, WTOP, WashTimes, SportBladet, Puck Daddy, The Score]
  • Reliving the moment when Caps’ history - and decades of heartbreak - changed. [NoVa Caps]
  • GM Brian MacLellan hasn’t been in the headlines much post-Cup win, but the architect of this year’s champs is savoring the victory nonetheless. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile owner Ted Leonsis has been craving a victory since buying into the team back in 1999 - and now knows how hard it is (but still wants more, as we all do). [WaPo]
  • This week’s 31 Thoughts are chock-full of tidbits about the Stanley Cup Champs. [Sportsnet (Friedman)]
  • Tomorrow the Caps will march the Cup down Constitution, the first parade the city’s seen in almost 20 years. Take a look back at previous parades through the District. [WTOP]
  • Seeing Mitch Korn finally get to lift the Stanley Cup was a thrilling moment for the many, many goalies he’s taught over the years. [NHL]
  • Let the season reviews begin, starting with Matt Niskanen. [NoVa Caps]
  • Former Cap Peter Bondra weighs in on the team finally achieving the ultimate goal. [Pravda.sk]
  • Hockey isn’t known for its diversity, of players or fans. Still, all should feel comfortable celebrating bringing a championship back to the city. [AFRO]
  • Making sure Caps fans (and sometimes players) can get to and from games is all in a night’s work for this Metro employee, Cup win or not. [WaPo]
  • The impact of winning a Stanley Cup could be felt well beyond hockey in the District. [WashTimes]
  • You know you’ve really made it when our pals at Lighthouse Hockey dedicate a tongue-in-cheek Zeitgeist post to you. [LHH]
  • And finally... these two amazing videos: