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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Isle come calling on Hockey Fights Cancer Night, Backstrom has two special visitors and more.

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game Seven Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The injury-depleted Caps have had to lean heavily on 37-year old Brooks Orpik. Here’s how he’s been able to meet the challenge. [NBCSW]
  • Anthony Peluso has been getting the nod over Nathan Walker. Why is that, exactly? [Caps Outsider]
  • To dive or not to dive? It’s complicated. [WaPo]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly has earned his shot on the Caps top-six. [FanRag Sports]
  • One early-season question for every team in the Lig. [CBS Sports]
  • Yesterday we learned that John Walton will be calling women’s Olympic hockey games in February; today we learn that former Cap Calle Johansson will be an analyst for Eurosport in Pyeongchang on a panel that will include Peter Forsberg and Hakan Loob. [My News Desk]
  • Finally, baby Backstrom made his first appearance on Kettler ice yesterday - papa Nick brought his 14-month old son Vince out for a quick and adorable twirl. [NBCSW, RMNB]