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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Another Metro Division battle awaits as the Caps take on the Devils, Backstrom and Ovechkin celebrate 900 together and more.

NHL: MAR 19 Capitals at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • As Backstrom works on his next deal, he echoes his owner’s recent hopes that he and #8 will finish their careers together here in DC. [NHL]
  • Attention to detail has allowed Coach Reirden to uncover some hidden gems in his lineup. [WaPo]
  • Counting down the top 100 players of the decade, from Alex to Zetterberg (although not necessarily in that order). Let the debates begin! [ESPN]
  • Radko Gudas’s father passed up a chance to go to the NHL; so when Radko had the same chance, Leo Gudas made sure to encourage it. [NBCSW]
  • Hopes, dreams, and power rankings for 31 teams. [ESPN]
  • Earlier this week the Caps put smiles on the faces of some deserving kids at their annual hospital visit. [NHL, The Fan DC, NBCSW, WJLA7]
  • Tomorrow night the Caps will once again face the Boston Bruins, a team against whom they’ve had a modicum of success in recent years. [THW]
  • As they work to build chemistry, the third line has seen their ice time decrease. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice at Medstar. [Caps video (Reirden), NoVa Caps]
  • Identifying the Caps’ weaknesses, predictions for deadline moves and more in the latest mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Alexander Urbom, and happy 69th to Bill Clement.