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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's visit to lovely downtown Newark, the Epix cameras descend on the Caps and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to the Rock from VogsNHL.comAP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at In Lou We Trust for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The countdown to the Winter Classic begins...
    • It's official: the cameras have arrived. So now would be a great time to go on a lengthy winning streak, Caps. [NBC4Caps OT (and again)]
    • One stop on the road to the Winter Classic is the Legacy Initiative, kicked off with the unveiling of an awesome new street hockey rink in Southeast DC. [Monumental]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Orpik)]
    • The team in front of him has been struggling of late, but Braden Holtby's resurgence gives his team reason for optimism. [CSNW]
    • Mike Green was back on the ice with his teammates yesterday, and while he won't play tonight, he's aiming for a return on Tuesday. [WaPo]
    • Best picture? Best picture. [Caps OT]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win over the 'Canes... [WaPoCanes Country]
  • ...and a few older but still delicious leftovers from Tuesday's loss to the Canucks, in the form of Clyde's game pics. [Rink]
  • GM Brian MacLellan may be ready to start moving some parts around... but should he? [RMNBCSNW]
  • One potential trade target might be Troy Brouwer, who is in the final year of his contract and has struggled after a strong start to the season. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Point-per-game players are on the rise in the 2014-15 NHL, including a certain Super Swede with a Russian sidekick. [Yahoo!]
  • Gary Bettman says the NHL is "the most diverse of all the sports" when it comes to issues of sexism and the like... which may be true, but that bar is so low an ant couldn't limbo under it. [RMNB]
  • Down in Hershey, Stanislav Galiev has gone from perpetual healthy scratch to red-hot scorer, extending his goal-scoring streak to five games with a two-goal outing last night. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Chris Valentine, and happy 28th to Matt Niskanen.