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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Newark for the first of back-to-back Metro matinees, Ovi goes for 700 and more.

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today’s visit to Newark from Vogs, NHL, NBCSW (and again), FLM, Devils, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and Starsand Sticks, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at All About the Jersey for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • Let’s try this one more time: Alex Ovechkin is one goal away from 700. [NHL, NJ.com]
  • That he hasn’t hit the mark already is not for lack of trying - Ovechkin has had more than his fair share of near misses in his pursuit of the milestone. [NBCSW]
  • We’ve spent over a decade being amazed by Alex Ovechkin; his teammates have felt pretty much the same way. [WaPo]
  • GM Brian MacLellan is not happy with the way his team is playing right now (join the club, Mac). [NBCSW]
  • Hear from the coach and team after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Reirden, Wilson, Rinkside Update/Oshie)]
  • A look at what lies ahead on the schedule for the Caps and Pens as the top two teams in the Metro battle it out for the division title. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday night’s OT loss to Montreal. [Caps, Gazette, RMNB, StarsandSticks, All Habs, EOTP (and again)]
  • The Caps have been rumored to have a passing interest in bringing Mike Green back to DC - here’s why that’s a bad idea. [StarsandSticks]
  • So what are some potential trade targets that would make sense for the Caps? [NBC Sports]
  • Garnet Hathaway’s new charity, Hath’s Heroes, has providing him with ways to reach out to local first responders. [Caps]
  • Caps’ scout Danny Brooks nabbed a couple of undrafted college standouts last spring, and both Bobby Nardella and Joe Snively have already paid dividends for Hershey. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Patrick Boileau, happy 67th to Al Hansleben, happy 49th to Jason Marshall, happy 55th to Joe Reekie, and happy 23rd to Ilya Samsonov.