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Saturday Caps Clips: Blank-Hawks

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps demolish the best in the west, Braden Holtby is really good at this hockey thing and more.

Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Checking in on the Caps at the halfway point. [Rink]
  • We've gathered some of the best pictures of the Caps' talented twosome over the past decade or so. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room),, AP, PHT, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, FiCP, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, CSN Chicago, Committed Indian, and Second City Hockey.
  • Jay Beagle just loooooves playing the Blackhawks, and we love to watch him play the Blackhawks. [CSNMA]
  • Last night marked yet another milestone for a Capital, as Karl Alzner played in an incredibly impressive 500th consecutive game. [Rink, Caps OT, WaPo, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • The manner in which Alex Ovechkin has gotten to 1000 points (and beyond) is really quite something. [Puck Daddy]
  • Braden Holtby has been lights out since getting the hook against the Leafs, and it's helping the Caps surge up the standings. [CSNMA, The Score]
  • It's also putting him squarely back into Vezina conversations once more (and we certainly agree). [CSNMA]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental Video (Alzner)
  • After a maintenance day on Thursday, John Carlson was good to go for his regular blueline duties ahead of the game against Chicago. [CSNMA]
  • Take note: thanks to the weather and the football, tomorrow's matinee has been moved back a half hour to 1:00. [CapsToday]
  • Be sure to get there on time, though, because before puck drop the Caps are having a ceremony to honor Nicklas Backstrom's 500 career assists. [Caps]
  • Meet Adam Kelsey, this season's new in-game host at Verizon Center. [Caps Outsider
  • Thursday night, Nate Schmidt, Mitch Korn and other members of the Caps joined some hockey-loving ladies for the annual Hockey 'N Heels event. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy birthday to our pal Alan May, who turns 52 today!