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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: At last, they meet.

NHL: DEC 19 Penguins at Capitals

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today’s marquee matchup between the Caps and Pens from Vogs, NHL, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FLM, Post-Gazette, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Todd Reirden has made his decision - and Ilya Samsonov will get the net against the Penguins. [Rink, WaPo, WashTimes, NBCSW]
  • Ovechkin. Crosby. Take 50. [NHL]
  • As another game between the Caps and Pens looms, a look at the state of one of the NHL’s best rivalries. [THW]
  • Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray have sounded smart exactly once, and it was when they declared Alex Ovechkin to be one of the greatest goal-scorers of all time. [TribLive, DKPS]
  • The Caps and Pens are leading the Metro (for a change) — and it’s a tough division, one that’s so good that at least one worthy team will be left out of the postseason. [NBCSports]
  • That Ovechkin guy was named the NHL’s first star of the month thanks to his 13-goal outburst that has him neck and neck with David Pastrnak atop the leaderboard. [Caps, NHL, PHT, Caps Outsider]
  • Thanks to his red-hot January, Ovechkin is just five goals away from that lovely round number of 700. So when does he hit the milestone? [StarsandSticks]
  • Forget 700... what about 895? [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from #8’s latest two-goal endeavor, the Caps’ 5-3 victory over Ottawa Friday night. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps gave up yet another shorthanded goal to the Sens - and now the once-lethal power play leads the NHL only in giving up goals. [RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, where the latest attempt to fix said power play involves flipping two of its staples. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Orlov)]
  • After practice, Nick Jensen and Jonas Siegenthaler stopped by the Fort Dupont Ice Arena to skate with the Cannons. [@capitals, Caps Outsider, RMNB]
  • Exciting news: Former Capital Joel Ward will be back in town on February 23 to drop the ceremonial puck on Black History Night. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 60th birthday to Lee Norwood and happy 43rd to Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.