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Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: a look at how both Big Zee and Ovi played this season, the Caps’ search for the fountain of youth this summer and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A deep dive into Zdeno Chara’s season in Washington as a newbie... [Rink, RMNB]
  • ...and a look at Alex Ovechkin’s 16th season in a Capitals’ sweater. [S+S]
  • The Capitals had the oldest roster in the league this season, but they are committed to adding some youth to the lineup this summer one way or another. [NBCSW]
  • Vitek Vanecek was given one heck of an opportunity this year, and he absolutely did not waste it. [S+S]
  • The Washington Capitals and Caps Gaming hosted the first-ever American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) Esports Challenge this weekend, and the event raised $70,000 for the ASHA. [Caps]
  • A professional hockey academy named after Alex Ovechkin will be built in a large cluster of sports facilities in Moscow. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals have said goodbye to several players who have found success with their new teams in the last few years. [THW]
  • After downing the Caps in five games, the Bruins were booted from the playoffs by none other than Barry Trotz’s Islanders last night. [NHL]
  • Adam Fox, Victor Hedman, and Cale Makar are this year’s finalists for the Norris Trophy. [NHL]

Finally, the Capitals and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic were back at it again, folks — they helped turn 6-year-old Dylann’s basement into a functioning synthetic hockey rink. Is someone cutting onions in here?