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Wednesday Caps Clips: Rangers @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A banged-up Caps squad looks to exact some revenge on their Empire State rivals and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with the Blueshirts from VogsNHL.comPeerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Post crew discusses if it actually matters whether or not the Caps win the Metropolitan Division. [WaPo (video)]
  • Using the most fun statistic site in the whole world - Super WOWY - to craft the best-possible Caps lines. [RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzAlznerRinkside Update/Beagle)]
    • After dropping the first game of the season series, the Caps are looking for a bit of revenge as they face a tired Rangers team... [WaPoCSNW]
    • ...but they may be doing so with a depleted roster, as a few Caps are suffering from assorted bumps and bruises. [WaPoCSNW (and again)]
    • With those bumps and bruises comes an emergency recall - welcome back, Nate Schmidt! [CapsWaPoPatriot NewsRMNBStarsandSticks]
  • This should come as no surprise, but Jason Chimera is something of a class clown. [WaPo]
  • Andre Burakovsky is back on the wing during his stint with the Bears... but not the right wing. On a couple of levels. [Patriot-News]
  • Speaking of Burakovsky, his demotion was "overdue" and "reflects Caps poor development plan." Okay! [DSP]
  • Curtis Glencross and Tim Gleason have survived their first week as Caps; so how did it go? [THW]
  • Celebrate the wearin' of the (Mike) Green and party with Alex O'Vechkin when the Caps wear their special St. Patrick's Day jerseys during warmups this Sunday against the Bruins. [CapsCaps Outsider]
  • A look at every goal scored for and against the Caps when Jay Beagle was on the ice alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin. [RMNB]
  • Thanks to his efforts producing the children's book sensation "The Bulliest Dozer", Eric Fehr is now an official Harlem Globetrotter - and an anti-bullying ambassador. [Monumental videoWinnipeg Sun]
  • Ovechkin was one of the week's top players... as he is most weeks, let's be honest. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • But would he make a good contestant on The Bachelor? [Puck Daddy]
  • Ever wonder where Slapshot, Youppi! and all the other furry, feathery and sometimes terrifying mascots came from? Wonder no more. [99% Invisible]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Bill Houlder.