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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Sabres Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Almost home.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Chatting about the first pre-deadline move from the Caps and more in the latest JRR episode. [Rink]
  • Find our more about Hagelin and where he might fit in the Caps’ lineup. [Rink, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Previews of today’s Buffalo matinee from Vogs,
  • Hear from the coach on his new players, and new guy Carl Hagelin after his first practice with the team. [Caps video (Hagelin, Reirden)]
  • Bringing in Hagelin is a low-cost, potentially high-value move for the Caps - in other words, Michal Kempny in forward form. [THN]
  • Now how about Michal Kempny v2.0? The Caps acquired defenseman Nick Jensen from Detroit in exchange for Madison Bowey and a second-round pick in 2020... [Rink, Caps (and again), WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, NHL, PHT, ESPN, AP, NoVa Caps, RMNB, FiCP]
  • ...and then promptly signed Jensen to a Kempny-esque contract extension, a $10 million deal that keeps him in DC for the next four seasons. [Caps, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Get to know the newest addition to the Caps’ blueline. [NoVa Caps]
  • And bid farewell to the departing member, Madison Bowey. [Caps Outsider]
  • Brett Connolly continues to excel in Washington and has been producing with impressive consistency since becoming a Cap. [StarsandSticks]
  • Amazingly enough, three-fourths of the season is in the books - so how did the Caps do in the third quarter? [NoVa Caps]
  • As part of the NHL’s celebration of Black History Month, the Black Hockey History tour mobile museum is making a stop in DC. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from the win in Toronto. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video, RMNB]
  • As has often been the case this season, Tom Wilson was a difference-maker against his hometown team Thursday night. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Peter Scamurra and happy 53rd to John Druce.