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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flames Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to stay hot against the Flames, the team’s depth at forward is paying off and more.

NHL: FEB 01 Flames at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s fight with the Flames from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, and the National Post, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Matchsticks & Gasoline for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Flames may be without Milan Lucic tonight, as he has a hearing with the NHL DoPS for a ridiculous sucker punch against the Jackets yesterday. [PHT, Sportsnet]
  • A few leftovers from Friday night’s win over Buffalo. [Caps, RMNB]
  • Part of the fuel behind that win was scoring from the team’s depth forwards, which is quickly becoming a strength. [WaPo]
  • Travis Boyd was a part of one of that evening’s prettier scoring plays, and is hoping his play translates into a more permanent role with the Caps. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking in with Michal Kempny, who has eight points in seven games since returning from his injury. [Caps video]
  • The Caps must sign Nicklas Backstrom. Hear, hear. [THW]
  • You can’t win the Cup in November, but a hot start can put a team in a good position to make a long run in April - and the Caps are hoping their hot start translates. [OnTap]
  • So how does this hot start stack up against previous Octobers for the Caps? [THW]
  • Finally, happy 50th birthday to Jim McKenzie.