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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up 2016 in lovely downtown Newark, Kuznetsov's mea culpa(ish) and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today's pre-New Year matinee with the Devils from Vogs, AP, Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at All About the Jersey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's shootout loss. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA]
  • Ten years after "shunning" a future NHLer, Alex Ovechkin wisely avoided a devastating body check by sending the little guy an autograph before facing him on Thursday. [WaPo,, The Score,]
  • Another shootout loss is in the books for Braden Holtby, who has weirdly struggled with the skills competition. [NoVa Caps]
  • His team hasn't done so hot this year, either; is it time to get more aggressive in overtime? [WaPo]
  • More aggressive... but smart. Make good decisions, Evgeny Kuznetsov. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Shootouts aside, Holtby has once again stepped up his game and carried his team through December. [THW]
  • Hear from the coach and the Kuzy after yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Kuznetsov)]
  • Thursday was Jakub Vrana's first healthy scratch in the NHL; today looks to be the second. So what's the plan? [CSNMA]
  • 2016 in review, starting with the best goals of the year by the Caps... [Rink]
  • ...and handing out some local sports superlatives. [WaPo]
  • The unsung heroes and fourth-line grinders are doing their part for the Caps. [StarsandSticks]
  • The NHL is still looking for a reason to send players to the Olympics in 2018; T.J. Oshie sees plenty of reasons. [AP, THW]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Gary McAdam.