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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Senators Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head north for the last roadie of 2018, Niskanen is at least well enough to travel, some end-of-year accolades and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Previews of tonight’s capital clash from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, Fox, NoVa Caps and Ottawa Citizen, and be sure to stop by our SB Nation pals over at Silver Seven Sens for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • After leaving Thursday’s game with what looked like a scary injury, Matt Niskanen has been listed as day-to-day and traveled with the team to Ottawa. Whew! [Rink, NBCSW]
  • The Sens will also be missing a top-pairing defenseman as Thomas Chabot sustained an upper-body injury on Friday night. Also their #1 goalie is out with a concussion. [theScore]
  • Alex Ovechkin sat down with NBCSW’s Rob Carlin to discuss his fantastic 2018. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]
  • Ovechkin truly checked all the boxes in 2018 — including a few that some believed he’d never be able to — and for that reason, he’s the top player of the past year.” [THN]
  • Top ten viral trends of 2018. [NHL]
  • Yep.
  • “D-S-P! D-S-P!” Devante Smith-Pelly helped deliver some new coats to a DC elementary school and found so much more. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Jakub Cutta and happy 30th to Sean Collins.