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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Wild Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A familiar face may be returning to the lineup as the Caps take on Minnesota, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to the state of hockey from VogsNHL.comAPPeerlessFriends in Cold Places, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Hockey Wilderness for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The Wild are mired in a six-game losing streak, and with the Caps coming to town, head coach Mike Yeo is feeling the heat. [Star Tribune]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
  • The Washington Capitals: still good at hockey. []
  • So that second line is pretty good, right? [Caps Outsider]
  • And how about that third line? [CSNMA]
  • The power play, however... not so much. At least not lately. [WaPo]
  • Just consider that one of the many things the team is still looking to improve upon, despite their place atop the standings. [CSNMA]
  • When it's working, of course, the Caps power play is lethal - but why? [Special Teams Project]
  • Taking a look at what teams might be sellers before the trade deadline rolls around... [StarsandSticks]
  • ...and who they might be targeting. [StarsandSticks (and again)]
  • Adding Richards last month gives the Caps even more depth on an already stacked lineup. [THW]
  • Braden Holtby continues to chase down Martin Brodeur's win record - but could he be the next Brodeur? [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday's win in Nashville. [Dump 'n ChaseStarsandSticksOtF]
  • Sometimes the hockey community can be so much more than just a group of sports fans; it can be a second family. [Friends in Cold Places]
  • Counting down the top 10 plays of the season so far. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Dwayne Hay, happy 62nd to Brian Kinsella, happy 68th to Lew Morrison, and happy 31st to Mike Richards.