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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's visit from the Penguins, status update on Mike Green and more.

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  • Previews of tonight's visit from the Flightless Fowl from VogsNHL.comWaPoWashTimesCPPeerlessPuckBuddys and the Tribune-Review, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The return to this much-ballyhooed rivalry has everyone talking about Caps-Penguins (and more specifically Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby)... [Monumental videoCSNWCaps Outsider]
    • ...even if Brooks Laich doesn't care for that particular aspect of the rivalry. To put it mildly. And he's not the only one. [BogSporting News]
    • Reflecting on some favorite moments from Caps-Pens games of days gone by. [Baltimore Sports Report]
    • Has the Caps-Pens rivalry lost some of its spark? [WaPo]
    • Meanwhile, Tom Wilson and Nate Schmidt grew up watching Ovechkin and Crosby battle it out and I'll just be over here with my walker and my denture cream. [WaPo]
    • Why Caps fans love to hate the Penguins. Besides the obvious: that it's incredibly fun. [CSNW]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • They don't ask "how?" they ask "how many?" For Ovechkin at even-strength, we answer both questions anyway. [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-Penguin practice out at Kettler:
  • Who is better suited to be the Caps' power play quarterback: John Carlson or Green? [RMNB]
  • Three straight wins have the Caps continuing to climb the ladder in this week's power rankings... [TSNSI]
  • ...and some of the Caps' players climbing the ladder in the world of fantasy hockey. [TSN]
  • Former Cap and Comcast analyst Alan May checks in with the crew over at The Drive. [ESPN980]
  • The first quarter of the season is in the books - so how have the Caps done so far? [Rock the Red]
  • Ruh-roh... looks like Evgeny Kuznetsov is out with yet another shoulder injury. [RMNB]
  • Michigan native Steve Oleksy talks about returning to his home state - and skating at the Joe for the first time as a professional. [Voice News]
  • The Mysterious Case of the Missing Tooth starring Nicklas Backstrom. [RMNB]
  • Time to play Name That 'Stache! [Puck Daddy]

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