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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Rangers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up the homestand with a matinee against the Rangers, Samsonov’s performance may take care of trade deadline concerns and more.

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today’s matinee against the Rangers from Vogs, SI, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • The Caps may not have racked up the rings over the years, but it’s still incredible how they’ve remained perennial contenders during the Ovechkin era. [WaPo]
  • This year’s top priority heading into the trade deadline seemed to be goaltending - but Ilya Samsonov’s performance of late may be changing that plan. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Friday night’s shutout win over New Jersey. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • This new McNugget Minute thing rewards fans with free(ish) tasty treats if the Caps score a goal in the final minute of the period... so just how often does that happen? [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Jan Benda, and happy 63rd to Lou Franceschetti.