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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Coyotes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps head to the desert, Chimera inks an extension, special special teams and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's date in the desert from Vogs, and AZ Central, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Five for Howling for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Old friend Mike Ribeiro chats with Phoenix analyst Tyson Nash about his time with the Caps and playing with Alex Ovechkin. [Coyotes]
  • Congrats to Jason Chimera, who signed a two-year, $4 million contract extension with the Caps yesterday. [Rink, Caps, Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video, WaPo, NBC4, CSNW, RMNB]
  • Thursday's win over the Wild gave the Caps a taste of what they might need to do should they make it to the playoffs. [CSNW]
  • Relive the best of the shootout win over Minnesota with more of Clyde's awesome shots of all the action. [Rink]
  • Speaking of shootouts, the Caps have been pretty awesome at them under Adam Oates - to the tune of a perfect 7-0 record since Oates took over behind the bench. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are playing better at even strength these days, but their special teams haven't stopped being special. [WaPo, Yahoo!]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Laich, Rinkside Update/Erat)]
    • After a quick stop at home, the Caps are headed back west for some tough challenges and a few familiar faces. [WaPo, CSNW]
    • Hilarity alert:the cameras are rolling as Aaron Volpatti and Brooks Laich bicker over a lost Juice Boy bet (with a little help - or "help" - from Jason Chimera). [Monumental video]
  • Check out this week's collection of the top GIFs, along with a few classic treasures thrown in just for fun. [Rink]
  • Questions asked and answered by CSN's Chuck Gormley. [CSNW]
  • George McPhee's son Graham, now a sophomore at noted hockey factory Shattuck St. Mary's, will play at Boston College in a few years - for the man who coached his pop. Very cool. [WaPo]
  • More on the rule changes that may be coming down the pike after Ray Emery decided to use Braden Holtby as an unwilling punching bag. [Edmonton Sun]
  • Checking in with Hershey:
    • Taking after the big club, the Bears have kicked off their own version of Hockey 'n Heels, hosting their first event the other night. [Patriot-News, SHOE]
    • Hairy Bear alert! Happy Movember, everybody. [Patriot-News]
  • Brett Leonhardt's shattered equipment serves as an important reminder to men everywhere: wear two cups. Yikes. [@jamesheuser, Deadspin]

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