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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Looking back at the 2018-19 season for Andre Burakovsky, Brett Connolly, and Nicklas Backstrom. [Peerless (Burakovsky, Connolly), FiCP]
  • Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom both have one year left on their contracts, but that’s not stopping anyone from talking extensions. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov met up with Team Russia to begin their quest for another World Championship trophy. [RT]
  • Team Sweden won’t get as much of a Caps injection, as both Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky will sit out the tournament with bumps and bruises. [NBCSW]
  • Could the Caps’ cap situation lead to major changes this summer? [NBCSW, The Fan DC]
  • More Caps contract talk in this week’s 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • The injury to forward TJ Oshie in the team’s first-round loss to Carolina was likely a huge contributor to that loss. [StarsandSticks]
  • The year in review and a look ahead for Caps’ prospect Kristian Roykas-Marthinsen. [NoVa Caps]
  • Find out more about Maryland resident Tammi Lynch and her nomination for this year’s Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award (and vote here!) [WJLA]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Reggie Savage, and happy 58th to Clint Malarchuk.