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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Canucks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Canucks are in town for a Saturday matinee,

NHL: FEB 05 Canucks at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Talking Babcock and the Leafs, exciting teams around the League and more as the JRR crew is joined by Andrew Chelney. [Rink]
  • A bit of an up and down week for the Caps still means plenty of hits and misses. [Rink]
  • Previews of today’s lunchtime liaison with the Canucks from Vogs, NHL, NBCSW (and again), Peerless, NoVa Caps, Field Level Media, and the Province, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Nucks Misconduct for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Former Canucks winger Brendan Leipsic has a new home in DC, and has appreciated the leadership of his new captain. [Province]
  • As part of the Caps’ Hockey Fights Cancer day, Nicklas Backstrom is promoting his mother’s story and auctioning off special skate blades. [NHL]
  • Todd Reirden gave a handful of Make-A-Wish kids a big surprise after skating with some of the Caps at Medstar yesterday. [Caps, NHL, WJLA]
  • A panel of experts has weighed in, and it’s unanimous: bet on Alex Ovechkin hitting 50 goals again. [ESPN]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Vrana), NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have sent Tyler Lewington back to Hershey and recalled Christian Dj... er, excuse us, Stanley Cup Champion Christian Djoos. [Caps]
  • There are plenty of somewhat familiar, but still “new”, faces crowding the dressing room as injuries continue to take their toll. [WaPo]
  • Many of the Caps who have been recalled so far first made an impression on the coaching staff back in preseason. [NBCSW]
  • Four Caps have yet to score a goal in the red, white and blue this season - but how has their play been otherwise? [NoVa Caps]
  • Five observations about the Caps’ performance so far. [StarsandSticks]
  • Is the Caps’ defense a cause for concern? [THW]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Garnet Hathaway, and happy 32nd to Nicklas Backstrom.