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Saturday Caps Clips: All-Star Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Follow along as John Carlson and Braden Holtby take San Jose by storm at this weekend’s All-Star festivities.

2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Hop in the ol’ time machine for a look at the first and only time the All-Star Game came to Washington (or more accurately, Landover). [Rink]
  • Before the actual event could get underway, it was time for the Caps’ three representatives to meet with the media. [Caps video (Reirden scrum, Reirden one-on-one, Carlson, Holtby, sights and sounds)]
  • Making his All-Star debut is just further proof that John Carlson has established himself as one of the League’s best blueliners. [Caps, WaPo]
  • He’s also got an elite shot, as he bested Brent Burns, Seth Jones and Steven Stamkos with a rocket of 102.8 MPH. [NHL]
  • He also, incidentally, bested his captain, who won the same event last year:
  • ‘Twas not to be as successful a night for his fellow All Star Braden Holtby, who managed a save streak of just two in his event. [NHL]
  • Looks like the NHL is ready to roll out puck and player tracking technology - coming to a rink near you next season. [NHL (and again), Bettman (video), NoVa Caps]
  • Sounds like both sides are optimistic about CBA negotiations so far... but we’ll see. [NHL]
  • With this year’s trade deadline fast approaching, take a gander at some of the biggest moves over the past year. [THW]
  • Breaking down Travis Boyd’s 2018-19 season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Who carries the most blame for the Caps’ recent skid, and who gets a pass? [RMNB]
  • Go inside the booth for a glimpse of the day-to-day view of a hockey announcers’ workspace. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Brian Engblom.