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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flyers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: On to the City of Brotherly Love.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Which of the Caps were bookworms in college? Who enjoys indulging in literary pursuits today? Find out! [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s throwdown in Philadelphia from Vogs, Peerless, NBCS Philly, AP, NHL (and again), and Delco Times, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Sometimes it’s the little things, like pregame air saxophone, that help a newly traded player fit in with his new squad. [WaPo]
  • Hear from Caps’ netminder Braden Holtby ahead of the team’s train ride north to Philly yesterday. [Caps video (Rinkside Update/Holtby)]
  • Once again the Capitals are getting hot and moving up the division ranks at just the right time. [NBCSW]
  • The first female NHL referee may not be far off; if former ref Paul Stewart has his way, the pipeline will be full of promising men and women officials in the near future. [WaPo]
  • It earned its fair share of smirks and jokes, but Tom Wilson’s contract is turning out to be something of a bargain. [The Score]
  • Do the Caps have a Dmitry Orlov problem? [NoVa Caps]
  • Madison Bowey may have moved on to Detroit, but he hasn’t left behind his memories of celebrating the Cup with his Caps teammates. [Freep]
  • The GMs are considering a few small rule tweaks, including an IIHF-like rule about exiting the ice when losing a helmet and a change to power-play faceoff rules. [NHL]
  • He may be the youngest player on the team at the moment, but at 23 Jakub Vrana is on his way to becoming a superstar. [StarsandSticks]
  • Tasked to replace Jay Beagle as a depth forward, Nic Dowd has been a welcome surprise. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking off a couple of Gotham-area barns from the NHL arena bucket list. [RMNB]
  • Things haven’t quite gone as expected so far for prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby - but one bad season does not ruin a career. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 34th birthday to Daniel Winnik.