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Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Dmitry Orlov gets his Day, Nick Backstrom plays host, DSP gets bobbled and more.

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • One hundred days of Stanley, boys and girls and babes. [NoVa Caps]
  • After a slight detour to Novosibirsk, a helicopter ride (and an unfortunate six-hour delay), the Stanley Cup arrived in Novokuznetsk for Dmitry Orlov and his Day. [NHL, NoVa Caps, RMNB,
  • It is not every day when one reads the headline, “The Stanley Cup is lost in Siberia.” [Sport24,]
  • And it is definitely not every day when...
  • From early June, here is a nice interview with Dima on lots of subjects, but mostly Russians and winning. []
  • Nicklas Backstrom played host to the annual “Icebreakers” charity hockey match. Peter Forsberg and a goodly portion of Swedish NHL’ers (including Christian Djoos and Andre Burakovsky) came to NickBack Arena to suit up for a friendly against Backstrom’s hometown Valbo squad... []
  • ... and a “cheeky” Backstrom swapped into a Valbo sweater, after which his Icebreaker foe Burakovsky attempted to lay a body check. This went as well as could be expected. [RMNB]
  • Crystal ballin’ the first-season-in-North-America for Ilya Samsonov. [NBCSW]
  • Alex Ovechkin’s October fireworks presaged the Caps’ championship run... [THW]
  • ... and his post-championship celebrations got the Peter Bondra seal of approval. [RMNB]
  • This Devante Smith-Pelly bobblehead is unreal. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Geoff Courtnall, and happy 67th to Bruce Cowick.