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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Sabres pay a visit, coach and players ponder scoring droughts and penalties, Hershey tosses 20K teddy bears and more.

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The dismal Week That Was, volume 8. [Peerless, AAtJ, RMNB]
  • Previews of this evening's battle against Buffalo from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, STATS LLC, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The low-scoring Sabres are sizing up the low-scoring Capitals and trying to determine whose scoring will rebound sooner. [Buffalo News]
  • John Carlson is trying to stay positive through his goal drought... [WaPo]
  • ... and so is Evgeny Kuznetsov. [THN]
  • Hey there, top-line forwards... what’s with all the penalties? [PHT]
  • It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Or something like that. [Fanrag Sports]
  • This year would be a good year to win that marathon. Next season brings change. [HB]
  • Down in Hershey, Garrett Mitchell’s first-period goal triggered the Bears’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, tallying over 20K toys. [RMNB, Chocolate Hockey]
  • From the “Where are they now?” files, former Caps first-rounder Anton Gustafsson will play his first game for SHL Farjestad this week. [Aftonbladet]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Julien Brouillette.