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Saturday Caps Clips: Panthers @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It's raining cats and dogs in DC as the Caps pose with puppies and ready for a visit from the Panthers, and more.

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's clash with the Cats from VogsNHL.comFox SportsSun-SentinelPeerless, and Caps Outsider, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Litter Box Cats for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Exploring the potential of the newest "Young Gun," 19-year-old Andre Burakovsky. [RinkRazzball]
  • Cracking the Super 16 for the first time this season - here come the Caps! [NHL.com]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
  • It's early in his tenure, but Trotz sees his new team buying in and knows that everyone wants to do something special. [CBS DC]
  • Also buying in? Alex Ovechkin, at least according to his teammates. And his coach. And the results on the ice. [CSNW]
  • Marcus Johansson's new "shoot first" approach is paying big dividends for the Swede. [WaPoStars and Sticks]
  • He may be back in Hershey for now, but Connor Carrick's future is bright. [NHL.com]
  • As he gets more comfortable in his new role, will Evgeny Kuznetsov start to see more ice time? [CSNW]
  • 499 games, 499 points... he is the very model of consistency and excellence, indeed. [RinkTed's Take]
  • Tom Wilson is on the mend and could be back with the team as soon as next weekend, as could Jay Beagle. [WaPoCSNW]
  • Alex Ovechkin: a true delight every night, and other things that rhyme probably. [WaPo]
  • Caps! Puppies! Caps with puppies! Exclamation points!! [Monumental (pics), Homeward TrailsWaPoCSNWSI.com, RMNB]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win over the previously-undefeated Devils... [WaPoPucks and Pitchforks]
  • The Hershey Bears are preparing to face a familiar foe - former Hershey Bear/Washington Capital Chris Bourque. [Patriot-News]
  • ...including some awesome pics from our own Clyde Caplan. [Rink]
  • After Ted Leonsis officially extended an invitation to the Commander-in-Chief, the Hill is abuzz with curiosity over whether President Obama will attend the Winter Classic. [USA TodayThe Hill]
  • Danny Rouhier, aka "Funny Danny", unveils his John Walton impression... to John Walton. [CBS DC]
  • Finally, happy 27th birthday to Casey Wellman and happy 35th to Alex Henry.