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Saturday Caps Clips: Sabres @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing Caps-Sabres, Ovechkin still hurt, Backstrom still awesome and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's battle with Buffalo from VogsPeerlessCaps Outsider and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's loss to Minnesota. [WaPo]
  • Checking in with - and learning about - Tyler Lewington, the Caps' prospect who inked his entry-level contract on Thursday. [WaPoStarsand Sticks]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
  • Meanwhile, Nicklas Backstrom is better than ever. [ESPN]
  • John Erskine continues the healing process but has some decisions to make about his future. [Canoe]
  • Who will be the top-line right wing and other very important Caps-centric questions (with answers). [CSNW]
  • Fantasy poolies, take note: Braden Holtby is trending up, Brooks Laich is trending down. [NHL.comESPN]
  • Death to the "Caps are choking dogs" narrative!! [WaPo]
  • Jason Chimera using his nerd voice to mock Joel Ward? Priceless. [WaPo]
  • Come on, Tom. Say yes! [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Bryan Erickson and happy 52nd to Mike Eagles.