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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps face the Flyers for the fifth time this season after making a splash at the trade deadline yesterday.

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Check out what this week has in store for the Washington Capitals in the newest Snapshots. [Rink]
  • In case you missed yesterday’s episode of Japers’ Rink Radio, featuring Chris Watkins, give it a listen before catching up on all of the trade deadline news. [Rink]
  • Justin Schultz has gone from a surprise offseason acquisition to a very important part of Washington’s lineup. [Rink]
  • Previews and other info for tonight’s home tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers from Vogs, Peerless, and NBCSW, and make sure to check in with SB Nation pals Broad Street Hockey for coverage from behind enemy lines.
  • The first Caps deadline day news that trickled in yesterday was the acquisition of winger Michael Raffl from the Flyers in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round pick and Philly retaining 25 percent of Raffl’s salary. [Rink, Caps, NBCSW (and again), Broad Street Hockey, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and S+S]
  • Then, the blockbuster: the Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha in exchange for Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik, a 2021 first-round pick, and 2022 second-round pick. [Rink, Caps, Vogs (both trades), WaPo (both trades), NHL, Athletic (both trades), AP, ESPN, TSN, Sportsnet, NBCSW (and again), Winging It In Motown, NoVa Caps, RMNB (and again), S+S, LWOS]
  • Sticking with the Caps’ deadline moves, read up on what GM Brian MacLellan had to say yesterday evening when all was said and done. [Rink]
  • A roundup of trade deadline recaps, rankings, and ruminations from the NHL, Athletic (times two, three, and four), TSN (and again), Sportsnet, ESPN+ (and again), CBS Sports, and USA Today.
  • Now that the roster looks different, what might the Capitals’ lineup look like now? [RMNB]
  • Something the Caps did not acquire yesterday: a veteran netminder. [NBCSW]
  • Monumental Sports released addition information yesterday about Capital One Arena re-opening for Capitals (and Wizards) games later this month. [MSE, Caps (and again)]
  • Finally, happy 27th birthday to Connor Carrick, 34th birthday to Ryan Stoa, 47th birthday to Sergei Gonchar, and 58th birthday to Jim McGeough!