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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Jets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Ilya Kovalchuk gets set to make his Caps debut, the Jets are in town for the first half of a home-and-home set, and more.

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Winnipeg Jets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Ilya Kovalchuk may just be the low-risk, potentially high reward spark the Caps need to push them through their slump. [Rink]
  • A look ahead at this week’s Central Division-heavy schedule for the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s flight with the Jets from Vogs, NBCSW, Winnipeg Sun, FLM, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Arctic Ice Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Mike Vogel and Taryn Bray break down all of the Caps’ moves leading up to this year’s deadline. [Caps video]
  • The Caps’ newest winger gave one last press conference before departing Montreal, and seems excited to make a run at the Cup with his new team. [TSN, CP]
  • Kovalchuk should slot in on the third line for his Caps’ debut, giving the team’s bottom-six forwards a different look. [WashTimes]
  • While most of their moves came before deadline day, the Caps did execute a trade yesterday, sending Christian Djoos to the Ducks for forward Daniel Sprong. [Rink, Caps, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, StarsandSticks, Anaheim Calling]
  • After the deadline passed, Brian MacLellan spoke to the media about his new players. [Caps video, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • There was a bit of an arms race going on in the Metro yesterday, as teams stocked up for what should be a nail-biting finish to the season. [NBCSW, WashTimes, AP]
  • Winners and losers at this year’s deadline. [PHT]
  • The trade deadline is entertainment to us fans, but there’s a very real human element behind each trade that shouldn’t be forgotten. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s big win over the Penguins. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • Reviewing the Caps’ third quarter of the season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Following Joel Ward’s busy weekend back in DC, as the former Cap was in town for the celebration of Black History Month. [Caps]
  • Who were the Caps’ stars of the week? [StarsandSticks]
  • Congrats to the Ovechkins, who announced they were expecting their second child yesterday! [@nastyashubskaya]
  • Happy 49th birthday to Byron Dafoe, happy 69th to Andre Peloffy, and happy 34th to Jeff Schultz.
  • Finally, this is another super cool gesture by the Devils organization in celebration of Ovi’s 700th goal: