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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's matchup with the defending champs, Backstrom updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit from the defending Cup champs from VogsCaps TodayNHL.comPeerlessStars and Sticks, and be sure to check out our SBN pals over at Second City Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday's Shark shellacking. [Dump 'n ChaseRinkCSNMA]
    • People are still talking about that controversial (read: ridiculous and incorrect) call that overturned Dmitry Orlov's goal Tuesday night. [WaPoTSNThe ScoreRMNB]
  • A couple of new Caps check in pretty high on a list of the top 90 right wings. [Bleacher Report (OshieWilliams)]
  • Check out Braden Holtby's new purple mask, which he'll wear on October 28 to support Hockey Fights Cancer. [Caps Overtime]
  • The Caps' cupboard is pretty well stocked with defensive prospects right now. [HF]
  • Riley Barber is off to a pretty decent start in his first pro season, with a two-goal performance in his Hershey debut. [Patriot-News]
  • Watch Ovechkin make the day memorable for a group from the American Special Hockey Association. [Monumental video]