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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vrana leads the Caps over the slumping Flyers, one fan’s pledge to immortalize Connolly in ink and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Talkin’ the powerless power play and more in this week’s episode of JRR. [Rink]
  • Our thoughts on the first half and predictions for the second in the latest Rink Roundtable. [Rink (Part 1, Part 2)]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, NBCSN, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), Pucker Up Sports, RMNB, Philly.com, NBCS Philly, and Broad Street Hockey.
  • Congrats to T.J. Oshie on hitting the 200-goal plateau! [Caps video, NoVa Caps]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Connolly)]
  • Our own Adam Stringham spoke with our frenemies over at Broad Street Hockey about the game and other Caps-related topics. [BSH]
  • With the Metropolitan Division race tightening up, the Caps can’t afford any backsliding in the coming months. [NoVa Caps]
  • The NHL’s mandated one-game suspension for missing the All-Star Game is stupid. Counterpoint: It’s REALLY stupid. [The Sports Daily]
  • Ovechkin may not be going, but Nicklas Backstrom is certainly deserving of a spot next to teammates Holtby and Carlson. (Reminder: Vote Backstrom!) [Yardbarker]
  • Sometimes hockey, pizza, drunken tattoos and Twitter combine to make something thoroughly delightful. [NBCSW, The Athletic ($)]
  • The story of old friends, hockey, and the kind of league that may not churn out Vrana-esque highlight reels but certainly churns out memories. N’aww. [NoVa Caps]