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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Avalanche Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The road trip continues to Denver, Chimera gets a slap on the wrist, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to the Mile High City from VogsNHL.comCSNMAPeerlessNoVa Caps, Caps OutsiderAPFiCP
    • After missing the last six games with a knee injury, Colorado's Matt Duchene should be back in the lineup tonight. [Denver Post]
    • And sorry, Avs, Alex Ovechkin probably will be as well. [Denver Post]
  • Braden Holtby continues his quest for the single-season win record - and those last three wins are the hardest. [WaPo]
  • Making the case for Holtby as the Hart Trophy winner. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday's shootout loss. [Dump 'n ChaseNoVa CapsFiCPBSHCSN Philly]
    • The final Caps-Flyers matchup of the regular season may have been a playoff preview... and if that game was any indication, it'd be one nasty series. [CSNMA]
    • Some of that nastiness took a chunk out of Jason Chimera's wallet. [WaPoCSNMACSN PhillyAPPuck DaddyNoVa Caps]
  • Ah, cocky Flyer fans. [THW]
  • Over a decade into their careers, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby are still more than enough reason to tune in to the playoffs. [CBC]
  • A highly scientific breakdown of who Canadians should root for now that all seven Canadian teams are officially eliminated from the postseason. [Toronto Sun]
  • And speaking of the playoffs, you can get your tickets TODAY! [Caps]
  • Ovechkin's quest for 50 goals will probably come up short this season. Slacker. [WaPo]
  • Having secured the top spot in the League, the Caps will control their own destiny. [StarsandSticks]
  • BREAKING: the playoffs are an uncertain maze of obstacles for even the best teams and the Caps have a spotty postseason history. We all caught up? Good. [National Post]
  • Who is the better passer: Evgeny Kuznetsov or Nicklas Backstrom? [NoVa Caps]
  • The best and worst fantasy hockey players of the 2015-16 season. [Puck Daddy]
  • Take a walk down memory lane with the hirsute history of DC sports. [CSNMA]
  • Congrats to Nathan Walker, who has been selected as the Bears' nominee for the AHL's Man of the Year award thanks to his community work. [Caps OutsiderThe Sentinel]
  • Hometown boy - and recent Caps' draft pick - Colby Williams has had a long hockey career in Regina, SK. [CBC]
  • Get the lowdown on Caps' defensive prospect Jonas Siegenthaler. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Nolan Yonkman, and happy 52nd to Scott Stevens.