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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Reviewing the 2018-19 season for Andre Burakovsky... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...and Evgeny Kuznetsov. [Peerless]
  • Where the hell did the Caps’ killer instinct go? That and other questions in this week’s mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • Sadly it’s the end of the line for the Hershey Bears, as they were swept out of the second round series by the Checkers (aka Carolina’s AHL squad... ah, synergy). [PennLive, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • After spending most of the season back in Sweden, prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is back in North America - and he’s not planning on leaving this time. [NBCSW]
  • It didn’t happen overnight, but Ilya Samsonov gradually found his comfort level in Hershey this season. [WaPo]
  • What should the Caps do with former playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly? [StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps spent the season playing some good hockey and doing some great things for charity, with over $2.5 million raised for various causes in 2018-19. [Caps]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Andrej Podkonicky, happy 69th to Steve Self, and happy 53rd to Mark Tinordi.