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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Jets Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's homecoming game against the Jets, more fallout from the win in Pittsburgh and more.

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  • Previews of tonight's visit from the Jets from VogsNHL.comAPSportsXchange, and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Arctic Ice Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Jets may be in town, but they'll be without former Cap Mathieu Perreault, whose season may be over. Poor Matty P. [CSNW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom is an uber-talented, puck-distributing magician who keeps everyone on their toes - including his teammates. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are slowly becoming a family, which means it's only a matter of time before they're all in therapy. [CSNW]
  • Another successful road trip! [WaPo]
  • Aftershocks from Tuesday's win over the Penguins. [Pensblog (and again), Empty Netters]
    • The Caps got some timely scoring on the power play to take the lead, but they sealed the win thanks to a masterful six-on-four penalty kill. [WaPo]
    • Alex Ovechkin is the worst villain in the history of villains and hockey!! Or... something. Maybe cut down on the caffeine, Pittsburgh media. [WaPoPuck Daddy]
    • Same goes for you, Pittsburgh players. [TribLIVE]
    • First it was the hair jokes, then it was shots-turned-slashes and flying beer; all in all, another eventful week for Ovechkin. He also scored some goals, but *shrug* [OC RegisterNESN]
    • The Penguins are just really not good at games against their division foes, and after Tuesday's loss, are now 2-9 against the Metropolitan. That seems less than good. [Post-Gazette]
    • We may have found the source of that little officiating, er, problem. [Rink]
  • Caps' color commentator Craig Laughlin checked in with Marek vs. Wyshynski to talk about Ovechkin. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ovechkin is just 14 goals away from putting his name in the franchise history books... again. Guys, he might be good. [Caps Outsider]
  • Should the Caps trade Mike Green?? Gee, it feels like we've asked that question before. Several hundred times. [Caps Outsider]
  • Thanks for stopping in, Binky; the Caps have reassigned Steve Oleksy to Hershey. [Patriot-News]
  • The week that was in fancy stats, which weren't so fancy this week - but who cares? [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Caps are one of a handful of teams rumored to be in the running to acquire the services of Arizona's Antoine Vermette... [TFP]
  • ...although perhaps Vermette is someone they shouldn't be looking at. Along with a couple of others. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Is Braden Holtby's workload a problem? [RMNB]
  • Boys' night out for a couple of the Caps who got to take in the premiere of Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Lucky butts. [Caps OT]
  • 35 years later, the magic - and the pain - of the Miracle on Ice still lingers for the two teams who lived it. [TheWrapNYDN]
  • Pheonix Copley has a new North Pole/Hershey-themed mask, and it's awesome. [Patriot-News]