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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Isles, Jason Chimera is a star, Friday Fight Night fallout and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congrats right off the top to Jason Chimera, who was named NHL's Third Star of the week for his recent efforts. [Capitals, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNW]
  • Previews of tonight's visit from once-again division rival New York (the other one) from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at the criminally underrated Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler, where The Captain skated, lines were jumbled, and a handful of guys were a little banged up. [Monumental video (Rinkside Update (Latta), Oates, Ovechkin, Laich, Green, Chimera), WaPo, CSNW, RMNB]
  • Dmitry Orlov was recalled yesterday. Does he deserve NHL minutes? [THW]
  • A look at who was Up and Down during the week that was. [Rink]
  • There was a time when Friday night's game against the Flyers was close, and there were Moments that Mattered. [Rink, Rink]
  • Speaking of that game (well, not so much the "game" part of it), fallout continues to fall out regarding Ray Emery's deplorable actions... [CSNW, Puck Daddy (and again), WashTimes (which led to this dust-up), SI.comTSN (Kerry Fraser's take), DGBCaps Outsider]
  • ... and those who would defend and even laud it. [Puck Daddy]
  • A history of Caps goalie fights (because we hate that we love most of them?). [Caps Outsider]
  • ISO: More O from the D. [NBC4, with our take from last week here]
  • The Caps are slowly creepin' up the power-rankings. [ESPN, TSN]
  • Where we're at, 14 games in... as only Puck Buddys can tell us. [Puck Buddys]
  • Alex Ovechkin is growin' a mo' for Movember. This is gonna be awesome. [DC Sports Bog, Caps Outsider, Sporting News]
  • But if you need to be reminded of what a clean-shaven Ovi looks like, here's his latest ad for Gillette. [FanShot]
  • It's getting harder and harder to not vote for Ovechkin. [Copper & Blue]
  • Down on the farm, it'd be nice to see more Caps prospects doing well, but kudos to those Bears who are. [Patriot-News]
  • Happy 42nd birthday to Sergei Berezin, and happy 50th to Brian Curran.
  • Finally, Photoshop frivolity, as John Carlson yells at things. [RMNB] Here's our entry... just JC74 and his old man spending some quality time together:

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