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Friday Caps Clips: Smackdown in St. Louis; Capitals @ Stars Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Captain notches another milestone while the team notches another missed opportunity and heads to Dallas for a date with the Stars.

NHL: Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • And then, the accolades:
  • Prior to the game we learned that Matt Niskanen and Dmitrij Jaskin would draw back into the lineup, and that there would be some line changes. [WaPo]
  • T.J Oshie sat down with St. Louis media to reflect on what it means to return as a champion to the team that drafted him. [KSDK]
  • Previews of tonight’s dalliance with Dallas from Vogs, NHL and Peerless and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Hey you guys, the Caps’ scoring depth is deep. [TSN]
  • It’s a dogfight at the top of the Metro. [Union & Blue]
  • Everyone is still talking about Ovi’s choice to sit out the All-Star Game. Takes and takes and takes.
  • Congrats to Vitek Vanecek, selected as Hershey’s representative to the AHL All-Star Weekend.
  • Finally, give a big Rink welcome to Ellar Dean Easton, the first baby born in 2019 in Pontiac, Illinois. Little Ellar’s first name honors his family’s Scottish ancestry and also Lars Eller’s Stanley Cup-winning goal. [Aledo Times]