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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps visit Raleigh, the captain continues to drop jaws, Jack Hillen is flipping burgers and more.

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Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Jakub Vrana is making his case by hard work and persistence. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s clash with the ‘Canes from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, NBCSW, Peerless and NoVa Caps and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • How many Alex Ovechkin appreciation pieces is one too many Alex Ovechkin appreciation pieces? Hint - 8 on its side is infinity. [WaPo]
  • Related - Wayne Gretzky, you are on the clock. Sort of. [Vice]
  • T.J. Oshie reports he felt he was ready to return to game duty about a week before he actually played, but the team made him wait. [NBCSW, The Athletic]
  • Zowie - look at Oshie/Kuzy WOWY! [RMNB]
  • With every healthy scratch, Andre Burakovsky’s place on the team becomes more complicated. [WaPo]
  • Shine on, you crazy fourth line. Five games, twelve points. [NHL, NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Alexeyev took a bad hit in Red Deer and other prospect updates. [NBCSW]
  • The next time you’re in Daytona, stop in for a Butterburger at Jack Hillen’s new joint, Culver’s. [News-Journal]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to Peter Sundstrom and happy 52nd to Bill Ranford.