Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Devils Game Day

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's final game before the Olympic break against the Devils, Mojo heads to Sochi and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's throwdown with the Devils from Vogs and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at In Lou We Trust for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Check out the week in GIFs and cast your vote for your favorite in our last Caps in Motion before the break. [Rink]
  • As the NHL wraps up its pre-break schedule, a look ahead to next week's men's tournament in Sochi:
    • An idiot's guide to Olympic hockey. [BHS]
    • Congratulations to Marcus Johansson, who will join his four teammates in Sochi after being selected to replace the injured Henrik Sedin for Team Sweden. [Caps, Caps OT, NHL.com, AP, SportsXchange, WaPo, CSNW (and again), NBC4, DSP]
    • Alex Ovechkin talks about the pressure to win on home ice. Again. [NBC Olympics]
    • Meanwhile his coach is hoping that Ovechkin is able to rise above the pressure and write a Cinderella story. [CSNW]
    • Previewing Team USA, including Real American Hero John Carlson holding down the blue line... [BHS]
    • ...who talks about the American team's work ethic heading into the tournament. [RMNB]
    • The players in general love that they get the chance to represent their country at the Olympics. The owners? Not so much. [Puck Daddy, Yahoo]
    • There are some complicated rules surrounding who can play in the AHL over the break - so which Caps are headed to Hershey? [WaPo]
    • Predictions on how the medals shake out in Sochi. [RMNB]
  • Jeremy Roenick says you can't win with Alex Ovechkin. And he would be the expert, considering how many Stanley Cup rings he ha-...wait. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from out at Kettler:
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win over Winnipeg:
    • Be sure to check out all of Clyde's shots from the game. [Rink]
    • Five thoughts. [WaPo]
    • Ovechkin's tally against the Jets marked his 40th of the season, which is just all kinds of insane. [Caps OT, ESPN]
    • It may have taken him a few years to get there, but Julien Brouillette's patience paid off with his first NHL game - and first NHL point - against the Jets. [RDS]
    • Tom Wilson went a long time between goals, but his second career goal ended up being a big one for the team. [Caps Outsider]
    • Secretary of State John Kerry dropped the ceremonial faceoff, visited with the team after the game and exchanged fist bumps with fellow Massachusetts boy Carlson. [WaPo]
  • Should Mike Green be a forward? Do the Caps need Ryan Miller? The answer to both, in the international spirit: No. Nyet. No. Nej. Nein. Ne. нет. .לא [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Yvon Corriveau and happy 54th to Dino Ciccarelli.
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