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Monday Caps Clips: Welcome to Winter Classic Week; Caps @ Isles Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps will play their last-ever regular season game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight, that Saturday win against the Pens still feels great, and there's some fuss about the home game against the 'Hawks on Thursday.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's final regular season Coliseum clash on Lawn Guyland from Vogs (plus game notes),, and Peerless, and check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • Oh hai there, Jaro Halak. How nice of the Isle to activate you from injured reserve. []
    • Say, how is old friend Mikhail Grabovski faring? [BrooksLaichyear]
    • Via John Walton, an Isles scouting report. [NYISkinny]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice at the Pens' Iceoplex at Southpointe:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzOvechkin, Fehr, Beagle)]
    • Top line tweaks and Matt Niskanen muses on playing as "the team we are going to be." [WaPo]
  • The Week That Was, Volume Twelve... [Peerless, RMNB, ILWT (with the Metro lowdown)]
  • Leftovers from a four-of-six-available-points week:
  • The Winter Classic is T-minus three days and counting:
    • The logo is set at center ice, the mini-Capitol has been installed, and the ballpark is getting all hockeytastic. It's almost go time. Giggity. [, RMNB, Ted's Take, @Nationals]
    • In which the chairman of the Congressional Hockey Caucus riffs on pond hockey, Blackhawks dominance, and DC's striking lack of local fare available for pointless political sports-themed wagers. Ladies and gentlemen, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL). [Puck Buddys]
    • For those of you from out of town (and heck, for those of you in town), here's a Winter Classic-themed getting around and going out guide. This post highlights the 14th & U neighborhood; look for more neighborhood knowlege to be dropped as the week wears on. [Puck Buddys]
    • Whither the Winter Classic weather? [Monumental (video), RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday, Jakub Cutta.