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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Kings Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's battle with the Kings, the fathers and sons get in some bonding time in LA and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Eric Fehr has turned an aggressive forecheck and an ability to steal pucks into a number of scoring chances over the course of the season. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's visit to Staples Center from VogsNHL.comAPPeerlessLA Times, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Jewels from the Crown for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz), Caps OT (pics - practice 1practice 2practice 3)
    • John Carlson continues to work on becoming more consistent, and along the way has topped his career-high point total - with 27 games still to play in the season. [WaPo]
    • A few additional thoughts from Lane Lambert and the players on the team's recently rejuvenated penalty kill. [WaPo]
  • As the Caps continue their West Coast swing, the dads are along for the ride:
  • Proud papas everywhere. [Monumental pics, Caps OT (Laich and dad, Wilson/Latta/Peters and dads at the beachtime with TrotzOleksy and dadCarlson and dadFehr and dadAlzner and dad)
  • Everyone knows a father's job is to embarrass his kids, so naturally we get treated to tales of their offspring when they were just tiny NHL hopefuls. What, no bathtub pics? [CSNW]
  • Andre Burakovsky's father Robert, himself an NHL draftee back in the '80s, used tough love to guide his son's path to the big time. [WaPo]
  • More on the Caps' interest in Evander Kane, plus other goodies in this week's 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • A look at Caps' goaltending prospect and 2014 draftee Vitek Vanacek. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The deadline approacheth: identifying and evaluating some of the potential trade targets for the Caps. [NHL.com (Super 16), WaPoStars and SticksRMNB]
  • But when March 2 rolls around, will the Caps be dealing? [CSNW]
  • Valentine's wishes for the Caps - because sometimes flowers and candy hearts just aren't enough. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Calle Johansson, happy 40th to Viktor Kozlov, and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you who choo-choo-choose us on a daily basis. XOXO.