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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up their 4-game roadie in San Jose, everyone's still talking about those first periods, the gr8test sushi date in history and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • These game-day naps are getting quite out of hand, gentlemen. [Rink]
    • Even Alan May is alarmed, unlike the players' game clocks. [CSNMA]
    • Dudes. What is the deal? [NVC]
  • Our own Rob Parker checked in with John Walton for his regular Caps Radio 24/7 hit, with more on "The Best Caps Team in the Ovechkin Era." [Rink]
  • The latest edition of our weekly look the Rankings, by Power. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's late-night Caps-Sharks throwdown from Vogs (plus game notes), and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Fear The Fin for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The contending Sharks are seeing this as a measuring-stick game. [Mercury News]
    • The Caps aren't exactly the same team that San Jose beat 5-0 in the second game of the season. [CSN Bay Area]
    • Oh hai there old friend Joel Ward. Your new team needs more from you. [Blades of Teal]
    • Great news: The Tank may finally be fixing its "garbage" ice situation. Less great news: It won't be solved by puck drop tonight. [CSNBA]
  • As regular readers of the daily Clips comments have known for some time, The Clinchening draws near, perhaps as soon as tonight. Drink! [CSNMA]
  • The Caps have set a record for one-goal games, and nobody's quite sure if it's a bad thing or a Very Bad Thing or just a thing... [WaPo]
  • ... they are also dominating the NHL, and now comes the hard part. [Vice]
  • Alex Ovechkin and his fiancee had a Nobu sushi date with Wayne and Janet Gretzky. So much great. [WaPo, Busted Coverage]
  • Happy 38th birthday to Brent Johnson and happy 47th to Tyler Larter.