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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Kings Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Once more at home.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s tussle with the Kings from Vogs, LA Times, and OC Register, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Jewels from the Crown for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov has come alive during the homestand, making it crystal clear that the team can only go as far as he’ll take them. [WaPo]
  • The third line has been clicking lately with the addition of Andre Burakovsky, which is only complicating things ahead of the deadline. [NBCSW]
  • Team president Dick Patrick and his son Chris are members of hockey royalty - and as members of the Caps organization, finally became the sixth and seventh Patricks to earn their names on the Cup. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday night’s OT loss. [Caps, RMNB, Litterbox Cats]
  • The week that was. [Peerless, All About the Jersey, Pensburgh]
  • The Bears continue to roll, sweeping a weekend set against the AHL-leading Checkers and extending their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1). [NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • Get to know the first Australian to play in the NHL, Nathan Walker. [Caps Outsider]
  • Reflecting back on the brief North American career of Ilya Samsonov. [NoVa Caps]
  • A profile of the first man in franchise history to hit the 60-goal mark, Dennis “Pee Wee” Maruk. [NoVa Caps]
  • Does Peter Bondra’s number belong in the rafters? [NoVa Caps]
  • The second Caps Canine Adoption Day was a huge success, with Nic and Paige Dowd helping some deserving dogs find forever homes. [Caps]
  • Finally, happy 42nd birthday to Dwayne Hay, happy 65th to Brian Kinsella, happy 71st to Lew Morrison, and happy 34th to Caps and Kings alum Mike Richards.