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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps host the Habs as Ovechkin’s quest continues, Holtby is staying put (for now) and more.

NHL: NOV 15 Canadiens at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • His actual impact on the ice remains to be seen, but on paper Brenden Dillon appears to be a pretty great fit for the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s visit from the Habs courtesy of Vogs, NBCSW, FLM, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Alex Ovechkin’s quest for 700 goals continues tonight. [NHL, Montreal Gazette]
  • GM Brian MacLellan chatted with the media about his trade for blueliner Brenden Dillon, the status of Braden Holtby, and the boys trying to force Ovi’s 700th. [Caps video, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • While the Caps’ moves may not be done ahead of Monday’s deadline, those moves won’t include trading Braden Holtby, who the team is relying on for another playoff run. [NHL]
  • Will one of those moves be a trade to bolster the team’s bottom-six forwards? [NoVa Caps]
  • Hear from Reirden and some of the Caps about the newest addition to their blueline. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, locker room)]
  • The GM, coach, and team all hope that the addition of Dillon - along with some other adjustments - snaps them out of their slump. [AP, WaPo, WashTimes]
  • Is it a slump... or the new normal? [NBCSW]
  • Dillon is the sixth defenseman MacLellan has brought in at the deadline since taking over as the team’s GM in 2014; so how do the six stack up? [NoVa Caps]
  • This Sunday’s matinee against the Penguins will be the team’s annual Black History Game, featuring a special appearance by former Cap Joel Ward. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 72nd birthday to Pierre Bouchard, happy 64th to Rick Green, and happy 45th to Brendan Witt.