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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Knights Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Knights come to town for a Saturday night joust, the Caps’ special teams are red hot and more.

Vegas Golden Knights v Washington Capitals Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A bit of a chaotic week has loads of hits (and a few misses) to go around. [Rink]
  • The Caps’ special teams index is one of the best in the League, and it’s giving them the boost they need to stay atop the standings. [Rink]
  • The penalty kill in particular has been retooled and reworked thanks to some new faces, and is clicking along exactly as hoped. [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s night with the Knights from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, and Field Level Media, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Knights on Ice for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • These 2018 Cup Final rematches are always worth a watch. [Rink]
  • Known shit-disturber Ryan Reaves is ready for the next chapter in his ongoing on-ice feud with Wilson (although he’s certain he’d like Tom away from the ice). [LVRJ]
  • Prospect Connor McMichael is hoping his red-hot start earns him an invite to play for Team Canada at this winter’s WJC. [NBCSW]
  • A panel of experts talks “buy” or “sell” when it comes to some of the season’s early surprises. [ESPN]
  • There’s work to be done yet (and a long season ahead) but the Caps sure to look like a team that wants to make another deep playoff run. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday’s win in Sunrise. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, Puck Prose, The Rat Trick, Litter Box Cats]
  • Taking a closer look at Nick Jensen’s time with the Caps. [NoVa Caps]
  • Nicklas Backstrom talks about how Hockey Fights Cancer month is personal for him and his family. [NBCSW]
  • Gary Bettman really doesn’t like how the Olympics disrupt the hockey season. Well, we don’t like how your lockouts have disrupted seasons either, GARY. [The Score]
  • Finally, happy 25th birthday to Zach Sanford.