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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Coyotes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing a visit from the ‘Yotes, Connolly gets a Masterton nod and more.

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's clash with the Coyotes from Vogs and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Five for Howling for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The arrival of Kevin Shattenkirk in DC, and on the Caps' power play, has meant a change in John Carlson's usage with the extra man. [WaPo]
  • Washington is so often a divided place, and now more than ever... but the quest for the Cup offers some respite and a rare bit of unity for a city in need of both. [SI]
  • Not to be lost in all of the NHL news, the women's national team continues their fight for such crazy things as equal pay and treatment from USA Hockey. [ESPNW (and again), CNN]
  • The Ice Garden has been doing an excellent job of covering this ongoing situation; make sure to check out all of their background info, updates, and analysis, and follow them on Twitter for the latest news.
  • Just how much would it cost to keep T.J. Oshie in DC? [NoVa Caps]
  • With their season-long road trip looming, the Caps have called up Paul Carey for a pre-playoff tryout as their 13th forward. [Monumental video, WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Checking in on all of the deadline acquisitions so far. [SLAM]
  • Congrats to Brett Connolly, who was selected by the local chapter of the PHWA as the Caps' nominee for the Masterton Trophy. [Monumental video, CSNMA]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's shootout win over CBJ. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, The Cannon, WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB, FiCP]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Rinkside Update/Johansson), NoVa Caps]
  • Happy 62nd birthday to Ted Bulley, happy 61st to Dwight Schofield, and happy 44th to Andrei Nikolishin.
  • Finally, Verizon Center is going to be rockin' twice as much this spring, as the Wizards clinched a spot in the NBA playoffs last night. Congrats to our pals over at Bullets Forever!