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Saturday Caps Clips: Besieging Buffalo; Capitals @ Maple Leafs Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Grubi shines, Carey gets a callup, Toronto preps for the Gr8 and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Brett Connolly’s goal was a bit of confirmation that he is carving out a role on the team. [CSNMA]
  • Some notes from pregame. [Dump-n-Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, Two-Man Advantage)]
  • The Caps have a quick flight to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs for Hockey Night in Canada tonight, with game notes and previews from NHL.com, NoVa Caps, Toronto Sun and AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Pension Plan Puppets.
  • It appears to be Alex Ovechkin Appreciation Week in Toronto:
  • Former Cap Connor Carrick, the Leafs’ young Russians and old friend Matt Martin are looking forward to playing against the Gr8. [Toronto Sun]
  • The Caps re-recalled Paul Carey from Hershey to travel with the team to Toronto. [Caps Today, Caps Outsider]
  • Congrats to Chris Bourque, who skated in his 600th AHL game last night, a 5-2 Bears victory over the Springfield Falcons. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 99th birthday to the National Hockey League, founded this day in 1917. [NHL.com]