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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's game with St. Loo, a look at the new-look lines, and the all-important Sasha Pokulok update.

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's bash with the Blues from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to tie down your avatar before you check out our SB Nation pals over at St. Louis Game Time for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler. [Monumental video (Capitals Report, Rinkside Update (Backstrom), Oates, Ovechkin, Johansson, Alzner)]
    • These new lines look awf'lly familiar. [RMNB]
    • Say, all of a sudden Marcus Johansson looks like a natural fit on the Backstrovechkin line. [WaPo]
    • Whither John Erskine? [CSNW]
  • Will tonight's game be the battle of the power-play titans? [WaPo]
  • The Hershey Bears dropped another game to the Baby Pens at Mohegan Sun Arena. [Patriot-News]
  • Michael Latta's first NHL is become legend. [@coreypronman, @puckyeahbecky, Monumental]
  • From the Dept. of Where Are They Now?, the smooth-skating Sasha Pokulok has re-upped with the Cornwall River Kings, just in time to chip in two assists in a 3-2 loss to the Vikings of Trois-Rivieres. [Cornwall Seaway News]
  • Team USA needs John Carlson on their short list and here's why. [Frankovic]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Gord Smith and happy 58th birthday to Dennis Maruk... who no doubt will be known as "Pee Wee" well into his 90s.

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