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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alex Ovechkin’s quest for 700 continues as the Flyers come to town, and more.

NHL: MAR 24 Flyers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Talking Ovechkin (natch), the upcoming deadline, and a very tough question to answer. on the latest JRR episode. [Rink]
  • Ovechkin’s history in Aprils past. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s fight with the Flyers from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, NBCSW, and FLM, be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • It’s tantalizingly close now - just two away from 700, Alex Ovechkin is hoping to hit the milestone in front of the hometown crowd (as are all of us). [NHL, WaPo]
  • Ovechkin remains just under 200 goals shy of Gretzky’s all-time mark; here are three ways he can hit it. [StarsandSticks]
  • Many have tried to stop #8 over the years. Many have failed. Here’s why. [AP]
  • Tonight marks the first time back in DC for Matt Niskanen, who was traded to Philly for Radko Gudas over the summer. [Intelligencer]
  • 698 goals by the numbers. [NBCSports]
  • The team’s leader in shorthanded ice time, Jonas Siegenthaler’s penalty-killing prowess has helped the Caps in many ways. [NBCSW]
  • Hear from team and coach after yesterday’s practice at Medstar. [Caps video (Reirden, locker room), NoVa Caps]
  • It can be tempting to go “all in” at the deadline and send away big assets for rentals - but the Caps should avoid giving up a first-round pick for one. [NBCSW]
  • Reviewing the trade that sent Madison Bowey to Detroit for Nick Jensen, a year later. [NoVa Caps]
  • Ovechkin and a couple of his teammates relive The Goal. [NBCSW]
  • A look at Ovechkin’s many, many milestones over the years. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Yvon Corriveau and happy 60th to Dino Ciccarelli.