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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's visit from the Isles, Trotz trots, predicting the playoff picture and more.

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Your savory Thanksgiving leftover links:

  • Previews of tonight's rematch with the Islanders from and AP, and as always be sure to check out our phenomenal SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • A home-and-home sandwiched around the holiday gives the Caps a rare chance at a playoff-style series with the Islanders. [WaPo]
  • Facing his former team, Jack Hillen's return to the ice Wednesday night after almost two months off actually went very well. [WaPo]
  • Plenty of time left, but history tells us that where teams are at Thanksgiving is often where they end up by the close of the regular season. Ruh roh. [AP]
  • What are the Capitals thankful for? [CSNW]
  • Barry Trotz dressed up like a turkey and participated in a Turkey Trotz because Barry Trotz is fantastic. [RMNB]
  • Awesomely awesome things, now with more awesome - and for that, we're thankful. [RMNB]