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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing a visit from the Oilers, Wilson addresses his critics, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's Caps-Oilers throwdown from VogsNHL.comAP, and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Copper & Blue for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • News and notes from yesterday:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Orlov)]
    • Andre Burakovsky sat out Saturday night - and was none too pleased about it. [WaPo]
    • After having his name lumped in with some of the League's dirtier hitters, Tom Wilson is defending his style of play. [WaPo]
  • A few lingering thoughts on Saturday's lopsided victory. [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Rink Rank ahoy! [Rink]
    • That goal by Dmitry Orlov was insanely hilarious. Just ask his teammates (and really anyone who watched it). [CSNMA]
    • Orlov was one of four defensemen to score against the Avs over the weekend, something the Caps are pretty happy to see. [CSNMA]
    • One great way to make us all forget about a costly error in the last game is to put up points in the next one, and Jason Chimera did just that. [WaPo]
  • The week in review. [PeerlessRMNBAll About the Jersey]
  • Breaking down possession stats from around the League through roughly a quarter of the season. [Sporting Charts]
  • Nate Schmidt gives his thoughts on giving his thoughts on mustaches. Meta. [Caps Outsider]
  • T.J. Oshie skated with teeny tiny hockey players yesterday...and yes, there are adorable pictures [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, the happiest of birthdays to Nicklas Backstrom, who turns 28 today.