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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Canadiens Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Preview of tonight's rematch of last Friday's disappointing loss from NHL.com, 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.
  • Pictures from yesterday's practice. [Caps in Pictures]
  • Drummondville, Quebec's own Mathieu Perreault heads to Montreal as an NHLer. Awesome. [Washington Times]
  • Playing on Hockey Night in Canada doesn't get old. Ever. [Dump and Chase]
  • Semyon Varlamov is locked in, and has some big goals for the rest of the season. [Washington Post]
  • Varly, of course, returns to the scene of his NHL debut tonight and will try his best to replicate that 32-save/one-goal-against performance.
  • Saying goodbye to Abe one last time. [AP, Washington Times, Washington Post]
  • Alexander Semin isn't Krasnoyarsk's first NHLer? Learn something new every day. (Maxim Galanov, if you're wondering.) [QuantHockey.com via @onfrozenblog]
  • Shining a little light on a member of the Caps' Marketing and Communications staff. Who knows - this could be the very gentleman who came up with "Unleash the Red." [Washington Post]
  • Patrick Kaleta, who was on the receiving end of Alex Ovechkin's boarding major on Wednesday night got into the spirit of the season and decided that it's better to give than to receive. [Puck Daddy]
  • Odd, unfortunate and only marginally relevant blurb on Rod Langway's relationship with one of his kids. [Washington Post]
  • Finally, per the HHoF, on this date back in 1990, "Rookie Peter Bondra scored his first career NHL hat trick and added an assist, and Michal Pivonka had a goal and three assists to lead the Capitals to a 6-3 win over the Rangers at New York."