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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The 2018-19 season in review for newly inked Nic Dowd. [Rink, RMNB]
  • Ditto for Jakub Vrana... [Peerless]
  • ...who should be a top priority for the Caps as they sort through the contracts this summer... [StarsandSticks]
  • ...and who got his first taste of what it’s like to play against his captain and talked about the experience. [RMNB]
  • Speaking of whom, Alex Ovechkin finally picked up his first goal of the IIHF tourney - scored from his office off a pass from pal Evgeny Kuznetsov - en route to Russia’s record-breaking 10-0 win. [IIHF]
  • Unfortunately it looks like Lars Eller’s tournament is over, no thanks to a leg injury that may or may not have been lingering from the playoffs. [NBCSW]
  • NHLers tend to lose track of the outside world when they go on a long playoff run. [AP]
  • The Caps’ playoff run this year was brief - so what could they have done better? Besides win that fourth game? [NBCSW]
  • Reviewing the season in the books and looking at what the future holds for Caps’ prospect Garrett Pilon. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Tomas Fleischmann.