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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Marcus Johansson roars back from injury in game one of their three-game Central Division roadie.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Beasting and feasting, but no easting - The Caps' week in preview. [Rink]
  • Recaps of yesterday's victory from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Williams, Johansson, Wilson), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), AP, Frankovic, Peerless, DSP, NVC and RMNB, and from the Preds' room, The Tennessean (and again), The View From 111,  and On The Forecheck.
    • Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded his 100th NHL point, a primary apple to Justin Williams at the doorstep. That was his league-leading 32nd primary assist. Boggle. [RMNB, Caps Outsider]
  • Oh hai there second-wave Caps young guns. [S&S]
  • Brooks Laich has had to come to terms with his new reduced role on the team where he has played for a decade. [WaPo]
  • Could Braden Holtby actually beat Martin Brodeur 's single-season win total of 48? Crunch the numbers and the analytics say, "Probably." [Hockey-Graphs]
  • It's the nature of the business, it's the goaltender's blues. [SI]
  • Okay, so Wayne Gretzky is keeping an eye on a couple guys in the Lig who are moving closer to some of his records. If Jaromir Jagr gets too close, Gretzky sez he will steal Jaro's skates. But if Alex Ovechkin can grind out another 390+ goals, the Great One will be the first to shake his hand. Advantage: Ovechkin. [NHL.com, RMNB]
  • Today in "OMG teh trade deadline is just around the corner!":
    • Assessing the buyers and sellers in the Metro division. Keyword: Fedor Tyutin [NHL.com]
    • Checking out the Leafs' bargain bin. Keyword: P.A. Parenteau [RMNB]
  • Alan May hosted his AMA while we were pregaming for the Preds. Spoiler: Alan May is awesome. [Reddit]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Mike Ribeiro.