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Sunday Caps Clips: Lightning @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Bolts from Vogs, Peerless, CSN Washington, and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Raw Charge for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • To refresh your memory, this is the third meeting of the season between the two Southeast Division rivals, with the Caps taking a 3-0 decision back in December and the Bolts winning 7-4 earlier this month.
  • Oh yeah, there was some added drama in that last meeting as well.
  • Speaking of drama, in case you missed it, Mike Green has been suspended for three games for the elbow he threw at Michael Frolik the other night. A roundup of reactions can be found here (good work, YNC!).
  • And speaking of Green (I guess), here's an epic jersey foul from the capital of jersey fouls, Verizon Center. [twitgoo (h/t wittcap79)]
  • "The down side in DC? It’s no secret – the Caps’ defense and goaltending are suspect and those just happen to be the two areas that play a big part in playoff success." Yawn. [The Hockey News]
  • Mike Knuble is fitting in rather nicely in D.C. [Cap Centre]
  • The Caps' top line gets rave reviews due to "the playmaking ability of Backstrom," says someone who knows a bit about great offense (and Swedes). [Sporting News]
  • "[T]he Caps' needs are few and far between at this point." Combine that with the limited supply of available upgrades, and you've really got to wonder if this team is going to make a splash before the deadline. [NHL.com]
  • Another "in case you missed it": Varly's new mask. [Japers' Rink]
  • The in-house eight-game-win-streak montage got rave reviews the other night and is now online. [Caps365 (video)]
  • Peerless on rampaging beasts. [Peerless]
  • The Caps have one of the top power play units of the past two decades. [BtN]
  • I haven't a clue what "sick whips" are, but apparently Alex Ovechkin has some. [FanHouse]
  • Sweet - we're not "officially tortured." [ESPN]
  • The Bears are more or less unstoppable. [The Hockey News (great Braden Holtby pic, too)]
  • Down a level, good stuff on Stefan Della Rovere's life off the ice. [Barrie Examiner]
  • Oh, and Delly has been named an alternate captain for the OHL All-Star Game. [Barrie Examiner]
  • A look at the Caps' NCAA prospects. [Hockey's Future]