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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), NHL.com 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.