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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps make a quick stop back at home to host the Flyers, Joe B and Locker celebrate 25 years on the air and more.

Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Four attempts. Four losses. Seriously, what is the deal with the Caps and overtime? [Rink]
  • It’s time once again to do a little vibe check on the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Flyers from Vogs, NBCSW, AP, NoVa Caps, and Peerless, and if you’re interested in hanging out with some Philly fanatics, be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey.
  • Nicklas Backstrom is technically eligible to return from LTIR tonight, but probably won’t - still, he is making slow and steady progress. [WaPo]
  • The Caps will be without Anthony Mantha tonight, and for the foreseeable future, as he joins the IR after undergoing shoulder surgery yesterday. [NHL, NBCSW, The Score, WashTimes]
  • They started the season as one of the oldest teams in the NHL, but as injuries continue to mount, the Caps suddenly have a youth movement. [NBCSW]
  • That includes Hendrix Lapierre, who will return to the lineup after sitting out as a healthy scratch for the last two games. [NoVa Caps]
  • Another of those youths, Aliaksei Protas, was back in the DC area yesterday after a quick return to and recall from Hershey. [NHL, WHN]
  • Hear from Protas and others after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Protas, Vanecek, Caps365)]
  • Who have the Caps’ three best players been so far this season? [S&S]
  • Some elements of the Caps’ game have been trending in the wrong direction, and it cost them in their swing through the Sunshine State. [THW]
  • Celebrating 25 years of the best broadcast team in the biz, the incomparable duo of Joe Beninati and Craig Locker! [NBCSW]