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Sunday Caps Clips: All-Star Aftermath

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ reps have a solid showing but the Metro All-Stars bounce out early — and now it’s back to business.

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2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps of last night’s All-Star festivities, which featured a first-round ousting of the Metro and a tournament win for the Pacific Division. [NHL (MET vs. ATL, PAC vs. ATL)]
  • Hear from the Caps’ players and coach representing team and division in St. Louis this weekend. [Caps video (Carlson/Oshie/Holtby, Reirden)]
  • Women’s hockey was a huge hit this weekend, but the future of the professional game remains in flux. [WaPo]
  • Oshie’s return to St. Louis was a triumphant one, made all the more special because his dad was able to see his son in his first All-Star Game. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Leftovers from Friday night’s All-Star Skills competition. [Caps video (Carlson/Oshie, sights and sounds)]
  • With more players seemingly skipping the All-Star weekend than usual, has the novelty worn off? [USA Today]
  • Jakub Vrana has been a prolific scorer this season - and he’s done so very efficiently. [StarsandSticks]
  • Talking end-of-year trophies at the mid-year(ish) break. [WaPo]
  • How well have the Caps’ goalies been playing this season? [StarsandSticks]
  • Happy 62nd birthday to Mark Taylor.
  • And finally, here’s John Carlson scoring the first All-Star goal by a Caps’ defenseman: