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Sunday Caps Clips: Blue Jackets @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps play the Jackets in an early one today. Puck drops at 12:30.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today's matinee from Vogs (plus game notes), NoVa Caps, STATS LLC and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of today's matchup.
  • Welcome back Paul Carey, who has been recalled from Hershey while the Caps take stock of their injury situation. [WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB]
  • The Lig’s best power play belongs to... the Jackets? [Columbus Dispatch]
  • The Jackets also have this guy:
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Burakovsky), FiCP]
  • Coach Trotz provided updates on his injured players - Andre Burakovsky practiced fully with the team and is a game-time decision today, Lars Eller is day-to-day and will not play this match, and TJ Oshie is out until further notice. [CSNMA]

The Caps players brought their significant others and all the kidlings for some post-practice fun and cuteness. [Monumental (video), Caps OT, NoVa Caps, RMNB]

A video posted by Nastasiya Ovechkina (@nastyashubskaya) on

  • Finally, the question is posed to Nicklas Backstrom by the Swedish hockey media - is this the year? [Expressen]