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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Red Wings Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up the first half of the season in Motor City, Alex Alexeyev wins bronze, Todd Reirden is an All-Star and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Congrats to Todd Reirden, named head coach of the Metropolitan Division All-Star Team. [NHL, NoVa Caps, NBCSW]
  • And congrats to Caps prospect Alex Alexeyev, who captured WJC bronze with Team Russia. [IIHF, RMNB]
  • Previews of this evening’s battle with the Wings from Vogs and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Winging it in Motown for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps’ power play is in a funk right now, but the team still has confidence. [WaPo]
  • At the season’s halfway point, taking a look at the defensemen. [RMNB]
  • Don’t look now, but here come the Flightless Fowl. [Yahoo]
  • It is hard for a franchise that has been playing for 80+ seasons to have any firsts, but the Hershey Bears managed one last night - they beat the Grand Rapids Griffins in Hershey for the very first time. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Alex Forsyth, happy 43rd to Richard Zednik, and happy 29th to Nicholas Deschamps.