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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Sharks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to salvage the CA trip in a city that hasn’t treated them kindly over the years, Mac’s extension is official and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this evening’s feeding frenzy at the Shark Tank from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, STATS/TSX, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Fear the Fin for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Could Alex Ovechkin make history against the team he rooted for as a kid? Here’s hoping. [NBC Bay Area]
  • The news has trickled out unofficially over the last week, but yesterday the Caps made it official: GM Brian MacLellan has signed a multi-year extension. [NHL, AP, CP, WaPo, NBCSW, The Score]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, where Barry Trotz shuffled the deck in search of offense. [Caps video (Caps365, Trotz, Eller)]
  • The struggles continue for T.J. Oshie - but he sees the light at the end of the tunnel. [WaPo]
  • Not at all related (ahem) here’s a look at one writer’s opinion of the worst contract per NHL team. [THW]
  • Former Caps goalie Brent Johnson is a wise man who knows a thing about goaltending, and he recently shared that wisdom on Twitter in defense of Braden Holtby. Miss u, Johnny. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday’s loss in LA. [Caps, LA Times]
  • Scoping out the potential Hart Trophy field. [WaPo, The Score]
  • A look at the Metropolitan Division over the last week, at the week ahead, and how it could shape the playoff picture. [NoVa Caps, ‘Canes Country]
  • For a crease-clearing defenseman, Brooks Orpik sure has struggled at clearing the crease of late. [Caps Outsider]
  • Thanks to a lost Stadium Series bet to Maryland governor Larry Hogan, Canada’s ambassador to the US spent yesterday rocking the red. [ABC2]