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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's visit to the Island, injury updates galore, creating chaos and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to Nassau from VogsNHL.comAPPeerless and the Islanders, and be sure to visit our fabulous SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • Believe it or not, the Isles are actually a measuring-stick team for the Caps. And no, there are no flying pigs. Yet. [WaPoCSNW]
    • Meanwhile the Islanders are off to their fastest start in franchise history. [NY Post]
  • Impress your friends and wow your enemies with these ten fun ("fun") facts about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Updates from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • The coach speaks. [Monumental video]
    • Lately the Caps haven't been getting many chances on the power play. The cure? CHAOS. [WaPo]
    • Find out what's going on with the Caps' walking wounded - and who joined their ranks after today's practice. Oy. [WaPoCSNW]
    • The injury to Mike Green means that Jack Hillen draws back into the lineup - the first time since opening night that the Caps will mix things up on the blueline. [WashTimes]
    • As practice wrapped up, the Caps took a moment to pay tribute to Dominik Pettey, a Gonzaga High hockey player who was killed in a car crash on November 1. [Caps OTWaPoCSNWPrep Rally]
  • Can the Caps improve by the Winter Classic? Let's set the timer for 5 weeks from now, aaaaand...go! [WaPo (video)]
  • Great work by the Bears and Bears fans, as their special Movember jersey auction raised almost $23,000 for charity. [Patriot-News (and pics)]
  • Continuing to clarify the Caps at the quarter - this time with color-coding. Cool. [RMNB]
  • Ranking the NHL powerful and not-so-powerful. [SB NationTSN]
  • What's in a nickname? A lot, if you ask the Caps... also, you have to wonder how "Stink" didn't catch on. [WaPo]