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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Stars Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps come to Dallas looking for their first win against the Stars since 2008.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Confident Andre Burakovsky is confident and also darn good at hockey... [Rink,]
    • ... when he's not pwning his brobeans on the par-3 windmill hole. [RMNB]
  • Pull up a barstool - the beer is cold and Peerless and Fearless are buying. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's dalliance with Dallas from Vogs (plus game notes),, Peerless and Friends in Cold Places, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The team announced that Evgeny Kuznetsov underwent concussion protocol after he left the ice on Thursday, and passed. He should be available to play tonight. Whew. [WaPo]
  • Leftovers from Thursday's wild win in Minny:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • Uncle Ted is quite grateful to the fans at Excel Energy Center who appreciated his Captain's third goal by showering the ice with their headwear. So grateful, in fact, that he'll be only too happy to buy each of those fine folk a brand new bucket. [@TedLeonsis, DC Sports BogtheScore,]
  • The Caps are doing well for themselves this season, and the hosannas are starting to roll in (with obligatory pride/fall advisory):
    • Oh hai there, Alex Ovechkin, goal-scoring leader of the National Hockey League, again. [ESPN]
    • Special teams, FTW. [PHT]
    • The best Caps team EVAR, and just look at them dominate. [CBS Sports, SportsTalkFeed]
    • The East is getting ready to Beast. Brace yourselves. [CBS NY]
    • Taking the well-deserved spotlight in the DMV. [The Hoya]
  • Nobody crashes Braden Holtby. Nobody. That means you, Petr Mrazek. [Puck Daddy]
  • Nicklas Backstrom , shooting star. [WaPo]
  • Will the Caps bring back Jason Chimera? [NVC]
  • And what to do with Brooks Laich? [Friends in Cold Places]
  • Top ten Caps prospects at midseason. [THW]
  • Coming soon to a Caps pregame warmup - this delightful young man and his amazing announcer voice. [ABC7 (video)]
  • Finally, happy 41st birthday to Brad Norton.