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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's duel with the Sabres, checking in on the team as the near the quarter mark and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • With roughly a quarter of the season gone, a look at what's working - and what's not - for the new-look Washington Capitals. [RinkPressboxDC]
  • Previews of tonight's visit battle with Buffalo from VogsNHL.comPeerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's match-up
    • Tonight would have marked the return to DC for Michal Neuvirth, but unfortunately his homecoming has been postponed after he suffered a lower-body injury. [Talk the Red]
  • Barry Trotz is still looking for more physicality out of Karl Alzner. [WaPo]
  • That Braden Holtby fella is starting to find his game again, which can only be good news for the Caps going forward. [WaPoNHL.com]
  • Should the Caps re-sign Mike Green? Not to be a contrarian, but... yes. Yes, they should. [THW]
  • If they don't, will he be on the move? Will anyone? [CSNW]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win:
    • The hockey world is still a-buzz over the beautiful game-winner by Alex Ovechkin in Denver. [PeerlessFTWJournal de QuebecRMNB]
    • Sending best wishes to Alex Tanguay, who is out indefinitely with a facial fracture after taking an Ovechkin slapshot to the head Thursday night. [Denver Post]
  • The Caps are feeling comfortable in one-goal games... or so they claim. [CSNW]
  • With two wins in three games, the Caps are declaring their recently-completed road trip "pretty successful". Pretty true. [WaPo]
  • Of course, they may have been referring to the rookie dinner, a well-known tradition that made its return for eight Caps youngsters (and their credit cards). [WaPo]
  • Things are starting to get heated between Comcast SportsNet and DISH Network. [WaPo]
  • Checking in with Elliotte Friedman's always great 30 Thoughts, including a few on players relying on parental guidance instead of agents. [Sportsnet]