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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps' evil twins return to the ice, assessing trade deadline needs, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on whatever that was last night from usVogs, Monumental video (Caps: TrotzBurakovskyWilliamsCarlsonGrubauer; PanthersGallantMontoya,
    BarkovBjugstad), NHL.comAPWaPoCSNMAFrankovicPeerlessNoVa CapsDSPRMNBCaps OutsiderOn Frozen Pond, and Litter Box Cats.
  • There's a chance these two teams meet again in the playoffs... but it wouldn't be until the Eastern Conference Finals. [CSNMA]
  • Why is this year's Caps team for real? [ESPN (video)]
  • Predictions and storylines for the second "half" of the season, most of which center around whether the Caps can finally get over the hump. [The Score (and again)]
  • The season will be going a little bit longer than planned as the Caps and Ducks will make up their blizzard-bumped game on April 10, with the make-up date vs. Pittsburgh on March 1. [CapsRinkAPWaPoCSNMAStarsandSticksDucksOC RegisterPensPost-Gazette]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
  • The trade deadline is a little less than a month away - who needs what? [Sportsnet (30 Thoughts),
    ESPN]
  • A look at the week ahead for the Caps. [Rink]
  • Braden Holtby is... The Future. [The Score]
  • Celebrating "Hockey is for Everyone" Month:
    • DC's Fort Dupont Hockey Club continues the excellent work they do for youth hockey in the inner city. [CSNMA]
    • The Caps will be taking part in all kinds of activities to carry out the message of Hockey is for Everyone throughout February. [Caps]
  • February is also Black History Month; see how some locals are helping to pave the way for diversity in hockey. [CSNMA]
  • Looking back (must we?) at the tumultuous time when Jaromir Jagr roamed DC as a Washington Capital. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Hershey Bears are on fiyah. [NHL.com]
  • Checking in with Bears' defenseman and Caps' defensive prospect Madison Bowey, and other prospects. [StarsandSticksNoVa Caps]
  • Pretty cool story about how former Cap Donald Brashear is looking to create a line of affordable hockey sticks for those less fortunate. [FOX Sports]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Frantisek Kucera, and happy 25th to Chris Brown.