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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking ahead to a Buffalo shuffle, celebrating The Goal ten years later, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's duel with the Sabres from NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The Sabres will be without Latvia's favorite son, Zemgus Girgensons, after the forward left last night's game with an upper-body injury. [Sabre Noise]
  • Handing out some more shiny trophies. [CBS Sports]
  • If the Caps earn one point tonight, Braden Holtby will tie Jose Theodore for the franchise-record point streak; if they win, he'll set a new one. [NHL.com]
  • Point: Alex Ovechkin is the greatest. Counterpoint: whatever these people are rambling about. [TCG HockeySI.com]
  • It's been an eventful first half for the Caps, but a productive one, as well. [Pressbox DC]
  • Yup, this team is good. [Pressbox DCDobberHockeyHP Radio]
  • Check out what everyone is saying about the Caps right now. TL;DR - this team is good. [Rink]
  • Okay, so they're good... but is there an Eastern Conference team that could challenge them for top spot? [Puck Drunk Love]
  • One thing that makes this team so dangerous is the ability to have a five-man attack. [NoVa Caps]
  • Reflecting back on Ovechkin's six best games this season. [The Score]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzSchmidtHoltbyRinkside Update/Burakovsky)]
    • So here's some unexpected news... Mike Richards could make his Caps debut this weekend. [WaPoCSNMA (and again)]
    • With John Carlson and Brooks Orpik still on the shelf, the Caps have recalled defenseman Ryan Stanton ahead of their Buffalo trip. [CapsWaPo]
  • The kids are alright. [NoVa Caps]
  • It's not the worst problem to have, but the Caps are going to have some tough decisions to make. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Former Caps' GM George McPhee talks about drafting, including how they landed some guy named Braden Holtby. [Sirius XM NHL]
  • Is the Presidents' Trophy a curse? [NoVa Caps]
  • When the Rangers come to town tomorrow, they'll have their mommies in tow. Aww. [Newsday]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win over Vancouver. [Dump 'n ChaseVancouver Courier]
    • Rank 'em! [Rink]
    • The Caps had some burgundy and gold pals in the stands for Thursday's game. [Fox Sports]
  • Last night the Hershey Bears had just one shot in the third period against Lehigh Valley...it was the game-winning goal. Impressive shooting percentage. [Patriot-News]
  • Happy 56th birthday to Scot Kleinendorst, happy 42nd to Todd Rohloff, and happy 50th to Stephen Leach.
  • And finally...ten years ago today: [WaPoAP]