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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps travel to The Rock, where the Devils will celebrate Martin Brodeur and his stellar career.

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  • Previews of today's matinee with the dam dirty Debbils from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, Peerless and NovaCapsFans, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at All About The Jersey for the other side of today's matchup.
    • MARTYFEST! Part One - The Devils are celebrating Martin Brodeur and his Hall-of-Fame career this weekend (schedule of events) and he will perform the ceremonial puck drop this afternoon. [Fire and Ice]
    • MARTYFEST! Part Two - Possibly for the first time ever, the opposing goaltenders will be taking the ceremonial faceoff instead of the captains. "I met Braden Holtby over the all-star weekend, so I'm familiar with him," Cory Schneider said. "If it is me and him, I'll have to get low and bear down on the draw." [Fire and Ice]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Trotz, Johansson, Rinkside Update/Burakovsky)]
    • The team announced they had reassigned Aaron Ness and Zach Sill, and recalled Paul Carey and Connor Carrick, who were expected to meet the team at the airport for the flight to New Jersey. [WaPo]
    • Marcus Johansson and Brooks Orpik were able to practice with the team, but will skate on their own during this weekend's back-to-back. [WaPo, CSNMA (video)]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • Moments that mattered, Isle-style. [Rink]
    • Caps in camo... [RMNB]
    • ... Caps in caps... [Monumental (video)]
    • ... and Warriors on sleds in a shootout. [Caps Outsider (pics), Monumental (video)]
    • Never you mind Nicklas Backstrom there in the shadows, he's just going to set up some goals while you're watching other shiny things. [CSNMA]
  • "No question any more as to the greatest of them all. Alex Ovechkin hasn’t enjoyed the team success of some of the players on this list, but his individual achievements are unparalleled." Ovechkin takes his place atop the pantheon of Russia's greatest hockey players. [SI]
  • Oh hai there crazy busy schedule. Wall-to-wall hockey for the next gr8 weeks or so. [WaPo]
  • Alan May returned to his roots in Saskatchewan for a fundraising dinner for the SJHL Estevan Bruins, where he won a championship in 1985 and got his start on his way to a 393-game NHL career. [Estevan Mercury]
    "I always believed I could play, but every game I played I kind of pinched myself. I just thought I’m the luckiest guy in the world." - See more at: http://www.estevanmercury.ca/sports/bruins/jones-and-may-entertain-at-bruins-sportsman-dinner-1.2163972#sthash.ZvMVExBx.dpuf
    "I always believed I could play, but every game I played I kind of pinched myself. I just thought I’m the luckiest guy in the world." - See more at: http://www.estevanmercury.ca/sports/bruins/jones-and-may-entertain-at-bruins-sportsman-dinner-1.2163972#sthash.ZvMVExBx.dpuf
    "I always believed I could play, but every game I played I kind of pinched myself. I just thought I’m the luckiest guy in the world." - See more at: http://www.estevanmercury.ca/sports/bruins/jones-and-may-entertain-at-bruins-sportsman-dinner-1.2163972#sthash.ZvMVExBx.dpuf
  • On Thursday Alex Ovechkin scored one goal and passed Peter Bondra to take sole possession of 40th place on the NHL goal-scoring leaderboard. On Friday we celebrated the 22nd anniversary of Bondra's tour-de-force performance against the Bolts with a four-goals-in-four-shots-in-four-minutes game for the ages. With bonus Roman Hamrlik sighting. [Third String Goalie]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Bob Sirois.
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