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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Wild Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Minny matchup.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s clash with Minnesota from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, the Wild, KSTP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Hockey Wilderness for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday’s loss to the Lightning. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • Both games between the Caps and Bolts have been highly entertaining - and could be a playoff preview. [WaPo, StarsandSticks, NBCSW]
  • Jakub Vrana dropped the gloves in his first NHL fight on Wednesday, and while we hope it was also his last, his coach was proud of the effort. [NBCSW, FiCP]
  • When it comes to potential playoff matchups, there aren’t really any easy outs ahead for the Caps. [WashTimes]
  • Tampa’s a pretty darn good team, but don’t sleep on the Caps. [FiCP]
  • Carl Hagelin is just what the Caps needed. [NBC Sports]
  • The Caps are just lousy with 20-goal scorers. [Caps Outsider]
  • He may have started the season slow, but Andre Burakovsky is starting to heat up down the stretch. [NoVa Caps]
  • Dmitry Orlov is struggling to maintain his same level of production as in the past. [FiCP]
  • Finally, happy 42nd birthday to Tom Poti and Joel Kwiatkowski, and raise a glass in memory of the late John Kordic, who would’ve been 54 today.