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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare to face off against a rejuvenated Sabres team, a few leftovers from Halloween and the Caps-Nats bromance, and more.

Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us that Alex Ovechkin is still good - but just how good is he? Find out! [Rink]
  • Rounding up all of the prospect updates from the past month. [Rink, NoVa Caps]
  • Previews of tonight’s battle with Buffalo from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW, Field Level Media, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps have a new, more aggressive system which so far is paying off - but Braden Holtby and Ilya Samsonov need to be on high alert. [NoVa Caps]
  • Is Nick Jensen the second-pair right D that the Caps were hoping he’d be? [NBCSW]
  • As October comes to a close, a clear divide is starting to form in the Metro Division standings. [Canes Country]
  • The thrill of the Nats’ recent World Series victory reached their biggest fans, the Caps - and inspired them to try for another championship run of their own. [NHL, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice out at Medstar... [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, locker room), WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • ...where Halloween was in the air. [Caps video]
  • It was also in the air Wednesday night, as the Caps gathered in their finest costumes for their annual Halloween party. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Scary stats to frighten the fanbase of every team. Fun! [THN]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Brent Tremblay, and happy 73rd to Bill Lesuk.