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Friday Caps Clips: Canadiens @ Caps Game Day

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  • Previews of tonight's Caps/Habs tilt from and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Habs Eyes On The Prize for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • The Caps will be without Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, Boyd Gordon and Quintin Laing tonight, and will likely also not have Jose Theodore, Shaone Morrisonn and Milan Jurcina available.
  • Prized blueline prospect John Carlson is set to make his NHL debut tonight after being recalled yesterday. [Dump and Chase, CSN Washington, Washington Post, Washington Times]
  • More on Theodore. [Washington Times]
  • A couple of Verizon Center thrillers and a Jose Theodore picture that never gets old are among the highlights of the decade's ten best games. [Puck Daddy]
  • Matt Bradley Week continues #needsmorebradley. [D.C. Sports Bog, Peerless]
  • Some (more) well-deserved praise for Brendan Morrison. [CBC]
  • From the "If you say so, Larry" file: Brian Pothier is one of at least four mean Capitals defensemen. [NY Post]
  • You had me at "Washington Capitals Sparklines." [Missing Monkey Head]
  • Wondering where the Caps stack up in terms of man-games lost to injury so far? [From the Rink]
  • A tender moment, captured and uploaded. [Flickr]
  • Speaking of candids, the three most outgoing Young Guns attended Wednesday night's Wiz game. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • A look at the Caps at the quarter pole. [Puck Prospectus]
  • Arturs Irbe was back in his native Latvia to take part in the NHLPA's Goals & Dreams "10 countries in 10 days" tour. Wait, there's still an NHLPA? [NHLPA Goals & Dreams]
  • The words say "Malkin is FAR more important than Ovechkin," but what I read is "Crosby stinks." [Rock The]
  • Braden Holtby is back in Hershey and has a new mask. Spoiler alert: no more chocolate bars. [John Walton Hockey]
  • The Bears' special teams are the opposite of the Caps': awesome PK, lousy PP. [LDN]
  • Eric Mestery is back in Tri-City. Sweet? [Tri-City Herald]
  • Kids, Navy, Sylvain Cote and, of course, hockey. [The Capital]
  • Russia: gold medal favorites. Canada: wanting so badly to be able to play the underdog card. [The Hockey News]
  • Finally, per the HHoF, on this date ten years ago, the Caps "set an NHL record by going 12 consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal, in a 3-0 win at Boston. Craig Billington recorded his 100th career victory (and 8th career shutout)."