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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Sharks Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: trade talk, stolen cellies and...curses?

Washington Capitals v San Jose Sharks Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s dance with the Sharks from Vogs, NoVa Caps, and Field Level Media, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Fear The Fin for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Gustav Nyquist is a reliable top-six talent that could give a boost to the Caps – provided that the price is right. [NBCSW]
  • Investigating the potential targets for a deadline defenseman deal (try saying that five times fast). [NoVa Caps]
  • Good news: the Caps’ penalty kill seems to be trending up. Bad news: the Caps can’t stop penalties. [WaPo]
  • Braden Holtby discusses how his wife, Brandi, helped him be an ally to the LGBTQ community. [NBCSW]
  • Tom Wilson comments on Ian Cole’s injury following the pair’s scuffle in last week’s game. [RMNB]
  • Following the Caps’ 3-0 loss in Columbus, some Blue Jackets fans celebrated with Evgeny Kuznetsov’s iconic bird celly. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, babes. [RMNB]
  • Be careful of errant ladders or cracks in the pavement, because the Curse of the Cup may be at play in Washington. [NBCSW]
  • Find out what some of your favorite former Caps are up to these days. [Pucker Up]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Viktor Kozlov and 52nd birthday to Calle Johansson.