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Wednesday Caps Clips: Bruins @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing tonight's battle against the Bruins, Galiev readies to make his debut and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out how the Caps did in the penultimate week of the regular season in this week's Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's visit from the big, bad Bruins from VogsNHL.comAP and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • After sitting out practice with an upper-body injury, Zdeno Chara will likely be in for the visiting Bruins, while Dougie Hamilton stays back in Boston. [NESNMetroWest DailyThe Score]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
  • They may be without Galiev for the foreseeable future, but the Bears will get their own influx of talent as prospects Jakub Vrana and Kevin Elgestal are set to join for the stretch run. [Patriot-News]
  • The Winter Classic togs are making a return appearance in the team's final game this Saturday. [Caps OT]
  • When July 1 rolls around, Mike Green will be a pretty coveted commodity... if when if he doesn't re-sign with the Caps, of course. [THW]
  • Playoff roundup:
    • They may have made it to the postseason, but the Caps aren't interested in resting on their laurels over the final two games of the year. [WaPo (and again), Pressbox DC]
    • Playoff tickets are officially on sale! [NBC4]
    • So how did they get to the playoffs in the first place? [StarsandSticks]
    • Forget which team they'd most like to play - which team would the Caps most want to beat in the playoffs? [THW]
    • Are the Caps capable of doing something special in the second season? [CSNW]
    • Gentlemen, start your beards. [Caps]
  • With 389 shots and just two games remaining, Alex Ovechkin could hit 400 SOGs for the fourth time in his career (and the first time since 2008-09). [RDS]
  • The Caps had a day off on Monday, which allowed Eric Fehr to head out to Nats Park and support the hometown baseball club. Even if his cheering was all for naught. [WaPo]
  • Finally, all aboard the #8 bus! [Caps OT (pic, and again with morevideo), Puck BuddysCaps Outsider]