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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Predators Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Music City to kick off their two-game western road trip, Backstrom hits another career milestone and more.

Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Checking in on how Lars Eller is handling his promotion to second line center... [Rink]
  • Previews for tonight’s tilt against the Predators from Vogs and Peerless, and don’t forget to check out our SB Nation friends over at On The Forecheck for coverage from behind enemy lines.
  • Nicklas Backstrom plays in his 900th career NHL game tonight. Wow.
  • Dissecting the Caps’ (lack of) scoring depth, their dismal record against the Stars, and more in NBCSW’s latest Mail Bag. [NBCSW]
  • Michal Kempny won’t be playing in Nashville tonight, but he is making the trip. [WaPo]
  • The Capitals’ power play has been...struggling lately, to say the least. Why? [RMNB]
  • In other Metro news, the Penguins have been hit with quite the injury bug lately. The latest victims? Forwards Patric Hornqvist and Alex Galchenyuk. [NBC Sports]
  • Finally, it’s no secret that the Capitals and Nationals love to support each other’s postseason endeavors, and yesterday was no different when the Caps all wore Nats t-shirts to the airport. Also, after the Nats won in extra innings (!!!), Alex Ovechkin tweeted this picture of him and long-time Nat Ryan Zimmerman: