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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare to take on the embattled Blue Jackets, MacLellan meets with the media and more.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Blue Jackets from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and CBJ, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Columbus arrives in town fresh off of a bit of internal turmoil involving Sergei Bobrovsky - but according to the goalie, the air has been cleared and all is well. [NHL]
  • GM Brian MacLellan met with the media yesterday for a midseason check-in, covering everything from pending contract talks with Vrana to the team’s plans at the deadline. [Caps video, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • 14 seasons in and 33 years old, Alex Ovechkin is still producing at an unreal pace. [Caps]
  • This season hasn’t been without its obstacles for the Caps - but so far they’ve been able to draw upon that ol’ Cup-winning experience to overcome them. [Caps]
  • What is the ideal workload for a starting goalie with Stanley Cup aspirations? A look at how many games may be too many. [NHL]
  • A current Cap and a former Cap check in as two of the five offseason acquisitions providing the most bang for the buck for their new teams. [THN]
  • Who’s set to soar? Who’s due for a setback? A look at players from 31 teams who may boom or bust in the second half. [ESPN]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday’s win in Beantown. [Caps, RMNB, SCoC, MassLive]
  • After experiencing their 14th-straight loss at the hands of the Caps, frustration seems to be setting in for the Bruins (and their fans). [NBC Boston, NoVa Caps, NESN]
  • Vitek Vanecek is super excited to represent the Bears at the upcoming AHL All-Star Game. [Chocolate Hockey]