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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's potential playoff matchup, Ovechkin the Gr8, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's final (regular season) visit to Montréal from VogsNHL.comTVACanadiens and Peerless.   
    • The Habs are preparing to face the League's best power play. [Gazette]
    • Meanwhile, P.K. Subban is preparing to face Alex Ovechkin, which is always fun. []
  • More on just how awesome Alex Ovechkin is and how awesome his awesome feat of hitting 50 goals was. Because he's awesome. [Sportsnet (that's J.P. talkin' truth, and here's the man himself), NHL.comJournal MetroAPTalk the RedThe ScoreWashTimesGM on a Couch]
    • Relive the awesomeness of all 50 goals from this season... [WaPoCSNW]
    • ...and all six of Ovechkin's 50th goals. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-flight practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Green), CSNW]
    • Three games in, the new-look top line of Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Joel Ward is already producing. [WaPo]
    • The Caps' remaining schedule is a tough, playoff team-filled slate - and that's exactly how they want it. [Globe and MailWaPo]
    • They'll likely have to handle at least their road games without the services of Jay Beagle, who stayed behind to continue treatment on that lingering upper-body injury. [WaPo]
    • There are some trash-talking fellas on this Caps' squad, but when it comes to finding out specifics... their lips are sealed. [WaPo]
    • Say cheese! [Monumental videoCaps OT]
  • Big congrats to Eric Fehr, who was selected by the local chapter of the PHWA as the Caps' nominee for this year's Masterton Trophy. [CSNWStars and Sticks]
  • A look ahead at the home stretch. [Peerless]
  • Matt Niskanen is heating up at exactly the right time, and so are a few of his chums. [NHL.comStars and Sticks]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes. [Frankovic]
  • Checking in on some prospects, including Dmitry Orlov, who may be on his way to shedding that "prospect" label in the next few days. [CSNW]
  • Winning = good. And the stats back it up. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Get all the Caps-related news and music you can handle (and then some!) with the launch of Caps Radio 24/7. [CapsWaPo]
  • Add the Rangers to a growing list of teams who might not want to face the Caps in the playoffs. [Along the Boards]
  • Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Joey Tenute and Owen Fussey.