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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps and Leafs chart a course to their outdoor adventure.

2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

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  • Weather or not - The forecast for Friday’s windstorm was so ominous that all of today’s outdoor activities have been moved indoors. The Leafs will practice at the Naval Academy’s rink; the Caps will work out at Kettler... [NHL, WaPo]
  • ... where fans will have a chance to meet the gold-medal champion US Women’s Hockey team... [Caps Today]
  • ... but sadly, no outdoor family skate for either team, and JC74 has the sadz... [Sporting News]
  • ... and Chandler Stephenson is also disappoint. [NHL]
  • Nevertheless, an outdoor game is always exciting for the players and they are amped up. [WaPo]
  • Four years ago, Barry Trotz brought his brand-new squad to Annapolis as a team-building exercise. Now he returns on a mission. [WaPo]
  • Get to know Admiral Ted “Slapshot” Carter, the Superintendent of the US Naval Academy, who played a bit back in the day and is one of the prime reasons why the USNA is the first military service academy to host an NHL game. [Canoe.com]
  • Did someone say pageantry? Because the Navy knows from pageantry. [NHL]
  • The Stadium Series, by the numbers. [Caps Today]
  • We already knew that the US women’s hockey team would be visiting, but perhaps there will be a few extra American gold medals in attendance. [Superior Telegram]
  • Alex Ovechkin has invited his buddy Alex Luey and family to be his guests at the game. Lucky charm is lucky! [NHL]
  • T.J. Oshie is the son of a son of a sailor and his family has all kinds of Navy ties. [NHL]
  • John Carlson will be rolling up to Navy-Marine Corps Stadium like a boss, rocking his tribute to the legendary Roger Staubach in fashion form. [RMNB, @Capitals,
  • Also a boss? Carlson’s season so far. He prolly ought to get a few Norris nods, even. [NoVa Caps]
  • Relentless. Alex Ovechkin presses on to his 600th goal, and certainly many more beyond that. [The Athletic]
  • What’s better than this incredible video of Ovi8 blasting goal after goal from his office, set to the theme from “The Office”? [RMNB]
  • This is better - video of EVERY goal that Alexander the Gr8 has scored from the left-hand circle. The video is 25 minutes long, people.
  • Oh hai there Caps prospect Ilya Samsonov , who helped backstop Metallurg to the playoffs but reportedly plans to play on this side of the pond, and soon. [NoVa Caps, eliteprospects]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Peter Andresson., and happy 37th birthday to Brian Fahey.