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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first puck-in-net, Steve Ott is an annoying so-and-so, and are Green and Laich almost game-ready?

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us (with quotes, and look for Clyde's Shots later this morning), Monumental video (Oates, players), Vogs, Capitals Voice (and again), NHL.com, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW (gamer, Joe B.), DCEx (gamer, blog), Frankovic, Peerless, Sick Unbelievable, DSP, RtR and RMNB (and again).
    • "Capitals goal scored by ... Number 25, Jaso-o-o-on Chimera-a-a-a!" Aw, yeah. [Puck Daddy]
    • Buffgoonery from Steve Ott. As a wise man says, he is easily the most Bruins player in the League who isn't a Bruin. [WashTimes, CSNW]
    • A note to the Captain - If you are going to steal Braden Holtby's empty netter attempt, you'd best score. [RMNB, Caps Basketball]
    • Surely there's some way to blame the whole mess on Beyoncé. [NHL.com]
  • A look back at the week that was. [Peerless]
  • In case you were wondering, the Caps and the Wizards are on the road for this week and part of next on account of the circus and also the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Show. [WaPo]
  • Don't call it a comeback - at least not until Mike Green and Brooks Laich actually hit the ice on a gameday. Several gamedays in a row, even. [CSNW, WashTimes]
  • Here's a hometown interview with Aaron Volpatti, the pride of Vernon, British Columbia. [Vernon Morning Star]
  • Down on the farm:
    • The Hershey Bears successfully completed a vital 4-point-weekend homestand, and now they're on the road for 11 of their next 14 games. [Patriot-News, SHoE, Inside Hockey, Stuccio]
    • Which Bear had this to say: "To be honest, I'm just having fun out there right now. When I have fun out there, I play my best, I've noticed over the years." [@TimLeone]
  • If it's a day ending in 'Y', it must be time to talk trade targets. [USA Today]
  • Congrats are in order for former Cap Mark Tinordi, whose son Jarred announced his arrival in the NHL on Saturday with an assist on the gamewinning goal for Les Habitants. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • And there are plenty of familiar names as the CCHA prepares to disband by issuing its "All-Time All-Conference Team." Millers and Morrison and McPhee, oh my. [CCHA]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Jonas Johansson, happy 35th to Jan Bulis (currently centering Evgeny Kuznetsov in the K), happy 39th to Brantt Myhres, and happy 41st to Craig Johnson.