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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Stars Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps come to Dallas looking for their first win against the Stars since 2008.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's dalliance with Dallas from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, Peerless and Friends in Cold Places, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Caution - it’s getting late, early, for this year’s Dallas Stars. [Dallas Morning News]
  • The Caps are back at the top of the standings - reminiscent of last year’s run but different, and possibly even better. [NHL.com, theScore, movietvtechgeeks.com]
  • The team is getting it done because:
  • Their defensemen are out-assisting all but one other team. [WaPo]
  • Eighteen different Caps have at least one goal since New Year’s Eve. [CSNMA]
  • Justin Williams has got in a groove... [CSNMA]
  • ... and so has Andre Burakovsky. [CSNMA]
  • Don’t forget Nicklas Backstrom and a sturdy bottom-six. [THW]
  • Third line consistency! [WaPo]
  • Identifying the Turning Point™ in the Capitals’ 2016-17 season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Related:
  • At long last, a Capitals team with depth, defense, and four scoring lines is allowing Alex Ovechkin to be The Man without having to be The Man. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Do the Caps need to make a move or three at the trade deadline? [CSNMA]
  • The mentor’s trip continues:
  • Lars Eller is elevating the third line just in time for his dad Olaf to see it in person... [WaPo]
  • ... while Lars Johansson is elevating his locker room dance moves. [NHL.com, RMNB]
  • Pics and video from #CapsDads meet #CapsBlues... [capitals.nhl.com]
  • ... and #CapsDads visit the Budweiser brewery. [capitals.nhl.com]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Ron Anderson, and today is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Georges Vezina. Get to know a bit of the history of the player behind the trophy here.