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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Pens, thinkin' playoffs, the key to the power-play and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's road-trip-wrappin' date with... those guys from and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at PensBurgh for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Oh, this question again? [CSNW]
  • It's only mid-February, but the Caps are already in playoff mode... [WaPo]
  • ... so I suppose it makes sense to start thinking about first-round opponents. (Nah, too early.) [CSNW]
  • With all of the talent on the Caps' extra-man unit, could the key to its success actually be Marcus Johansson? [RMNB]
  • Winning feels good... [WaPo]
  • ... especially with your old man on hand to see it. [WaPo]
  • I'm not sure what Ryan Getzlaf feels he has to Rogaine with these bald-faced accusations that Alex Ovechkin is a diver, but hair, err, here we are. [WaPoCSNW]
  • On to more important matters, Ovechkin vs. Rick Nash, who've you got? (Maybe Steven Stamkos?) [THN]
  • A look at the week that was. [RMNB]
  • There are some loathsome teams out there - be sure to get your loathe on. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Hockey teams ranked according to power. [ESPNThe ScoreSB Nation]
  • Coming soon to a phone near you: more ways for the Caps to tell you what's up. [WaPo]
  • Flashback to when the Caps drafted Olie Kolzig. [RMNB]
  • Prospect Travis Boyd is looking to finish strong for his Minnesota Gophers. [Star-Tribune]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Archie Henderson.