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Friday Caps Clips: Canadiens @ Caps Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's Caps/Habs tilt from NHL.com 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 Red.net]
  • 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)."