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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Stocking up for Snovechkin Part 2, everyone wants to know more about Kuznetsov, Holtby wants to win it all and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Weather or not? The Caps and the NHL are keeping an eye on the weather and will provide updates regarding the status for the games on Friday and Sunday.
  • A four-point star turn in Columbus has everyone talking about Evgeny Kuznetsov :
    • Finally. What took everyone so long? [Yardbarker]
    • The team's future is in good hands. Or better yet - silky, silky mitts. [the dc'er]
    • 4-11-15 in the previous 9 games gets you a boost in the scoring race and props from the fantasy experts. [TSN]
    • Related: Kuzya is the wind beneath Justin Williams ' wings. [NHL.com]
    • Keep playing like this and we're gonna need a bigger thesaurus. [Pressbox DC]
  • Adversity, the Caps have handled it... [S&S]
  • ... and in doing so have become the best Caps team since Brooks Laich came to Washington. [DC Sports Bog, Caps Outsider]
  • Of course, having a clutch backup goalie like Philipp Grubauer makes some of that adversity slightly less adversive. [Yardbarker]
  • Jeremy Roenick begs to differ. Adversity is just what the doctor ordered. [CSNMA]
  • These regular season wins are nice an' all, but Braden Holtby is aiming higher. [CSNMA]
  • Just how high? This ESPN roundtable examines Chicago and their remarkable post-Stanley season, but hey, the Caps are dominating and might not be denied. [ESPN]
  • Who are you and what have you done with Ryan Lambert? [Puck Daddy]
  • Taylor Chorney you dirty dog just look at you with that sexy highest-in-the-league-for-players-with-more-than-30-games stat: 3.70 goals scored for the Caps per 60 minutes of ice time... [Puck Daddy]
  • ... and he's doing this with a new D partner seemingly every other game. [WaPo]
  • Move over Carly, Karl Alzner and Matt Niskanen are super duper simpatico these days. [WaPo]
  • Ah, but John Carlson and much of the team were able to put smiles on some kiddies at the luncheon and free skate held for TAPS. [WJLA]
  • Should the Caps trade for Jonathan Drouin ? [S&S]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Ron Anderson.