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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Red Wings Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing a visit from the Wings, leftovers from Wednesday night and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Red Wings from Peerless and NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our awesome SB Nation pals over at Winging it in Motown for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Leftovers from Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh. [Rink, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, Pensburgh, FiCP (pics), NoVa Caps]
  • Yeah. That was a fun one. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin snapped a four-game drought just in time to put the nail in the coffin for the Pens. [ESPN]
  • Every goal-scorer goes through droughts, some lengthier than others. And then there's Ovechkin, who is a freak of nature. [TSN]
  • When it comes to head-to-head matchups, Nicklas Backstrom actually has an edge on the great Sidney Crosby. [WashTimes]
  • Sharing this link merely to demonstrate what not to do, for many reasons. Please don't. We're better than this, Caps fans. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Caps' penalty kill has seen a resurgence recently - and even been chipping in with some offense - thanks to the dynamic duo of T.J. Oshie and Jay Beagle. [WaPo]
  • Oshie's also been pretty great at stepping up in big games like he did on Wednesday. [NoVa Caps]
  • Both Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom have been red hot of late. [CSNMA]
  • For the red-hot Backstrom, it once again comes down to a simple motto: Shoot. The. Puck. [WaPo]
  • For the slumping Evgeny Kuznetsov, the key to returning to form may lie in his confidence. [WaPo, CBS DC]
  • Tuesday in Columbus the coach's challenge struck again, wiping a potential go-ahead goal off the board. Take a closer look at the rule behind the challenge. [NoVa Caps]
  • Goalie prospect Vitek Vanecek is exceeding his expectations in his first year in Hershey. [CSNMA]
  • No, coaches, Corsi can't be "gamed" that easily. [RMNB]
  • Headed to the game tonight? Don't forget to pick up your canine calendar! As always, all proceeds go to Homeward Trails. [WUSA9]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to assistant bench boss Lane Lambert.