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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Stanley Cup makes history, a look at a couple of blueliners, and the first (and quite possibly last) edition of “Who wore it better?”

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

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Lars Eller, Viking warrior and steadfast centerman, triumphantly returned home to Danmark with the spoils of victory... [, NHL, NoVa Caps, FiCP, RMNB]
  • ... and a silver bowl filled with delicious buttermilk soup. Koldskål!
  • “Many ice hockey talents have a dream of winning the most prestigious trophy in the world. For 99.99 percent, it remains only a dream. You realized your dream. This party is not only for Rødovre, but for all sports Denmark,” said Danish Ice Hockey Union chief Henrik Bach Nielsen. [ for the local angle, and again for the Eller family angle]
  • Congrats to Rink reader/commenter Madelle, who got some quality time with Lord Stanley. [Fanpost]
  • The Caps are the champs, and become the standard against which the Atlantic Division teams can be measured. [The Athletic]
  • These scoring chances charts tho. [THW]
  • This could be a breakout season for Dmitry Orlov, who surely has more points in his stick. [NBCSW]
  • And what about Christian Djoos? [FiCP]
  • T.J. Oshie got paid and then got busy being a great hockey player - especially when it counted the most. [Stars & Sticks]
  • A snippet about the making-of the Caps’ championship DVD - “We couldn’t get the rights to Alex Ovechkin in the fountain. We couldn’t find who shot it,” he said. [ESPN]
  • Fashionblogging Part One - a history of the Caps’ alternate sweaters. [NoVa Caps]
  • Fashionblogging Part Two - it’s come to this.