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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps arrive in Anaheim to begin their Test in the West.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's fandango with the fuzzy fowl from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.comPeerless and FiCP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Anaheim Calling for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • The Ducks are going strong but... [LATimes]
    • ... the Caps are coming! The Caps are coming! And with them, a potential Stanley Cup Final preview. [OC Register]
    • Anaheim's power play has been pretty good of late. [OCR]
  • The Week That Was, Volume 20. [Peerless, RMNB, NVC, All About the Jersey (with the Metro lowdown)]
  • The Caps have the most leader-y leader-laden locker room that ever leadered. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Say, this longest road trip of the is coming at a pretty good time. [WaPo]
  • Matt Niskanen's clutch cannon. [NVC]
  • Behind every netminder is his goalie guru. [NVC]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday's win vs. the Bruins:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • 100! [S&S]
    • Penalty killing FTW. [FiCP]
    • The Bruins really wanted that second point, you guys. And Tuukka Rask would really like that goal back. [Boston Herald]
    • That time when Dmitry Orlov checked a linesman into the Caps' bench. [RMNB]
  • Prospect updates:
    • Jonas Siegenthaler is inching closer to arrival in Hershey as his ZSC Lions have dropped the first two games of their playoff series against SC Bern. The series moves to Zurich on Tuesday.
    • Ilya Samsonov has performed well on emergency duty for Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Number-one netminder Vasily Koshechkin has been unavailable due to either illness or injury (or both), and Koska's status is unknown for their next series vs. Sibir, which starts on Tuesday.
    • Zach Sanford at Boston College and Brian Pinho at Providence each have a claim to the Hockey East regular season title, as their teams tied in points and are co-champions. BC is the #1 seed and Providence #2 for the Hockey East tournament. [@BCHockeyNews, Hockey East, BC Eagles]
    • Tommy DiPauli scored the lone goal of the game (later changed to an assist) on Senior Night, his final regular-season game for Notre Dame. The Irish held on for a 1-0 shutout of Boston University and secured the #3 seed in the Hockey East tournament... [@NHLonNBCSports, @NDHockey, Miller Photography]
    • Colby Williams is working his way back to the Regina Pats (again). [Regina Leader-Post]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Bryan Erickson and happy 53rd to Mike Eagles.

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