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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to make it four in a row against the visiting Sabres, Sheary gets a new deal and more.

Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Anthony Mantha made a big splash in his Capitals debut on Tuesday, picking up a laser of a goal and adding an assist. [Rink, WashTimes]
  • Previews of tonight’s battle with Buffalo from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW and AP, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the opposing viewpoint.
  • Tonight marks Nicklas Backstrom’s 1000th game, which the team will be honoring with special warmup jerseys and a pregame ceremony. Man, does time fly... [Caps, NHL]
  • After what seemed like a bright future with the team, Jakub Vrana became the latest piece of the 2018 Cup squad to hit the trade block - and gets a new start in Detroit. [WaPo, THW]
  • How did each team in the East do at the deadline? Handing out some report cards from an action-packed Monday. [NoVa Caps]
  • Now that the deadline has come and gone, the Caps have moved some pieces around and changed their outlook for the upcoming expansion draft. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps have rewarded Conor Sheary with a new two-year contract. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NBCSW, The Score, AP, S&S]
  • Hear from Coach Laviolette and the 1000-game man himself after yesterday’s practice out at Medstar. [Caps video (Laviolette, Backstrom)]
  • Who is the Caps’ number one goalie? [NoVa Caps]
  • New power rankings plus the hinge player for each team. [ESPN]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s win over the Flyers. [Caps, RMNB, S&S, BSH]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Keith Acton, happy 38th to Ilya Kovalchuk, and happy 44th to Brian Pothier.