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Thursday Caps Clips: Bruins @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Boston comes to town without some of their key personnel, a key Caps prospect is on the shelf, Trotz catches Team Canada's eye and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with Boston from Vogs (plus game notes), and Peerless, and check out our SB Nation buddies at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • In case you hadn't noticed, the Caps have scored a grand total of six goals in their last four games. Here's why scoring might rebound tonight. [WaPo Express]
    • Boston will be without the services of Chris Kelly (out long-term with a fractured femur) and David Pastrnak (rehabbing deep bone-bruise) [Causeway Crowd, CSNNE]
    • Coach Julien has to reconfigure his penalty kill... [Providence Journal]
    • ... oh hai there Max Talbot , on recall from the AHL. [Big Bad Blog]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday's loss:
  • Drat. Jakub Vrana is sidelined for the next 3-4 months following wrist surgery. [CSNMA, Stars&Sticks]
  • Nobody's been kung-fu fighting. [WaPo]
  • Overtime snipemeister Evgeny Kuznetsov was on hand for the Wizards' overtime victory. [FanSided]
  • Alex Ovechkin is a good bet for the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, in 2015, or in pretty much any year... [ESPN]
  • ... and 2004 ranks at the top for the Caps' best draft class ever. But no re55pect for Stanley Cup champion Jeff Schultz? [Sporting News]
  • Reports say that Barry Trotz will be joining the Team Canada coaching staff for World Cup. [TSN]
  • Hello Alexander Semin draft photo, and hello former Caps team official Frank Provenzano, whose interesting new career is documented interestingly by former Caps beat writer Alex Prewitt. [SI]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Sergei Berezin and happy 52nd to Brian Curran.