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Friday Caps Clips: Caps Best Devils; Caps vs. Devils Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Capitals look to continue their winning ways against the Devils in the second half of a back-to-back tonight.

New Jersey Devils v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Catch up on the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio, featuring Peter Hassett and a discussion on a myriad of Caps-related topics. [Rink]
  • Jakub Vrana has the potential to be an elite goal-scorer, so what’s going on with his current cold spell? [Rink]
  • The Capitals are dealing with a good problem to have this season: more lineup-worthy forwards than there are spots in the lineup. How do they decide who to sit? [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted bits and bobbles from last night’s win over the Devils from us, Vogs, Caps video (Coach Laviolette, Daniel Sprong, Evgeny Kuznetsov, recap, condensed game), NHL, WaPo ($), Peerless, AP, Reuters, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and All About The Jersey (and don’t forget to stick with them for more coverage from behind enemy lines tonight!).
  • A few notes from yesterday’s morning skate from Vogs, NoVa Caps, and RMNB.
  • Previews for tonight’s matchup from Vogs and the Caps.
  • The Capitals announced yesterday that the team will wear lavender warmup jerseys before Sunday’s game which will then be auctioned off to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives. [Caps]
  • Caps prospect Connor McMichael is making the most of his rare opportunity to play with the Hershey Bears this season, and he’s hoping to make his case to stay. [NBCSW]
  • The Canadian federal government approved a seven-day quarantine, with extra testing, for NHL players from US-based teams traded to Canada-based teams, an excellent development ahead of the trade deadline next month. [ESPN, TSN, Sportsnet]
  • Nick Jensen is playing some excellent hockey this season, but did you know he was asleep when the Red Wings drafted him? [NBCSW]
  • After the announcement regarding Tim Peel this week, is the NHL rulebook headed for an overhaul? [TSN]
  • After a nice midseason rest, the Caps are gearing up for a push to the postseason. [WUSA9]
  • In women’s hockey news, the NWHL playoffs are set to finish this weekend — read up on everything you need to know for the semifinals. [Sportsnet]
  • The Capitals have played the Islanders three times this season, and every game has been a marked improvement over their matchups against Long Island from last season. [THW]
  • The latest Sportsnet NHL power rankings feature trade candidates for every team; do you agree with their choice for the Caps? [Sportsnet]
  • With the trade deadline approaching, who are some players to keep an eye on? [NHL]
  • Oh, you want more deadline rumors? Look no further. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Robin Bawa!