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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Bruins Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Boston for a date with the red-hot Bruins,

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s tussle at TD Garden from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, NBCSBoston, Worcester Telegram, and STATS/TSX, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Looks like old pal Jaroslav Halak will be in net tonight to face the Capitals. [NBCS Boston]
  • Devante Smith-Pelly, John Carlson and the Caps will be hosting the Metro Maple Leafs at Monday’s game after hearing about the racist taunts directed at one of their players (and his team coming to their defense). [Caps, NHL, WaPo, Color of Hockey, NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s win over the Flyers. [Caps, RMNB]
  • Checking in with Travis Boyd after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Rinkside Update/Boyd)]
  • A lethal combination of speed and strong work ethic have made Jakub Vrana one of the standouts for the Caps so far this season. [WashTimes]
  • The Caps are one of a handful of teams to have made coaching changes this summer and come out the other side looking pretty okay. [AP]
  • Having an excess of fourth-line depth capable of chipping in on offense is certainly a good problem to have... but it’s still a problem. [WaPo]
  • Power-play questions, thoughts on Ovi and the All-Star Game, Last Man In vote and more in a couple of bags of mail. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • The jerseys for this year’s All-Star Game have been unveiled, and the coolest part is that they’re made from upcycled marine plastic debris. Awesome. [NHL]
  • Handing out 31 made-up awards (and also power rankings) at the midseason mark. [Sportsnet]
  • Recent draftees Alexander Alexeyev (RUS) and Martin Fehervary (CZE) both stepped up their game at the recently completed World Juniors tournament. [Caps]
  • Go behind the scenes of a dream evening for any hockey fan with the (formerly known as) Knuble’s Knights and their hero, Mike Knuble himself. [RMNB]