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Thursday Caps Clips: KuznetsOver; Stars @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Kuznetsov does it again, previews of tonight's visit from the Stars, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's OT squeaker from us, Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzNiskanenKuznetsovHoltbySchmidthighlights), NHL.comAPWaPoFrankovicStarsandSticksRMNBDSPMLive (and again), Free PressKukla's KornerWings, and Winging It In Motown.
  • Previews of tonight's Caps-Stars game from NHL.comDallas Morning News, and the Stars, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Hmm...
  • Looking at the tough road ahead this week. [Rink]
  • If the League is going to keep an eye on Tom Wilson, he may have to change his style a bit. And what might that look like? [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-game skate:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinRinkside Update/Laich)]
    • Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk represents a magical role model for what the Caps hope Evgeny Kuznetsov can become. [CSNMA]
    • Reunited, and it feels... well, a little rusty, if we're being honest. [WaPoThe Score]
    • That pesky lower-body injury kept Brooks Orpik out for a third-straight game. [WaPo]
  • Some of the NHL's all-time greats weigh in on the wonder that is Alex Ovechkin. [NHL.com]
  • Nate Schmidt is good at skating and passing. Also, hockey. [RMNB]
  • One of many former Windsor Spitfires to make it to the NHL, Philipp Grubauer is pretty happy with where he is right now. [Windsor Star]
  • The Caps are off to a pretty strong start overall. [The Fourth Period]
  • Change is a-comin' to the All-Star Game, with a three-on-three mini tournament format replacing the usual high-scoring, low-hitting game. [NHL.com (and again), CSNMASportsnet]
    • Change is good, but no draft, i.e. no drunken Ovechkin? Bad. Very bad. [Puck Daddy]
  • It might be time to seriously consider making the nets bigger. [ESPN]
  • Which players make the cut for the top talent at the best value? [ESPN ($)]
  • A look at coaching salaries and what factors may impact them across the NHL. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Checking in on the prospect pool. [Caps Outsider]
  • With a couple of weeks in the NHL under his belt, Chandler Stephenson can't wait to get back. [Patriot News]
  • Finally, happy 54th birthday to Grant Ledyard, and happy 42nd to Dean Melanson.