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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Lightning Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's rematch with the Bolts, updates on Burakovsky and Orlov, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with the Bolts from VogsNHL.comAPPeerless
  • If the Caps are looking to change the culture, and establish discipline, having Jason Chimera take a seat after his unnecessary (and costly) penalty Thursday night is a good first step. [Rink]
  • An intra-conference heavy schedule in December has Barry Trotz relying on assistants Blaine Forsythe and Todd Reirden for extra scouting on the still-unfamiliar East. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzBurakovskyBeagleOrpikRinkside Update/Backstrom)]
    • Tom Wilson continues to evolve as an NHLer, adding agitation - and the ability to draw penalties rather than take them - to an ever-growing arsenal. [CSNWNBC4RMNB]
    • Don't look now, but Troy Brouwer suddenly has even-strength goals in back-to-back games after being held off the scoresheet at five-on-five for over a month. [WaPo]
    • After sitting out the last three games as a healthy scratch, Andre Burakovsky is ready to draw back into the lineup. [WaPoCSNW]
    • Dmitry Orlov and the Caps are ready to try whatever they can to get the defenseman back in the lineup, as he heads into Month #7 of his recovery. [WaPo]
    • The Caps had a very special guest with them yesterday, as everyone pitched in to grant the wish of an eight-year-old fan. [NBC4 (video)]
  • What should the Caps do with Andre Burakovsky? [CSNW]
  • Let's just say, for argument's sake, that the NHL decided to go forward with a team in Vegas... what might that roster look like? [The Score]
  • With the Epix cameras descending on the team last week, the Caps are ready for 'round-the-clock coverage. [Pressbox DC]
  • Many members of the Canadian squad that captured gold at the U-18 tournament in 2013 (including Caps' prospect Madison Bowey) are back and looking for World Junior gold. [Buzzing the Net]
  • Relive the magic that is "Capital Feeling"... because it's here to stay. Here to stay. The Capital feeling. *cues fake trombones* [Grantland (DGB)]
  • Not every day that you hear about a "grand menorah lighting" in any setting, let alone a hockey rink, but that's what awaits the Caps when they pay a visit to Florida next week. [Panthers]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Bates Battaglia, happy 29th to Andrew Gordon, happy 45th to the great Sergei Fedorov... and raise a glass in memory of the late Doug Mohns, who passed away earlier this year and would have been 81 today.