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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps make their final regular-season appearance on Long Island, Chara hits a milestone, Ovechkin suffers an injury and more.

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Things could be looking up for the Caps in a key area as they head toward the postseason. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s rematch in Uniondale from Vogs, Peerless, AP, Reuters, NBCSW, Newsday, and the Islanders, and as always be sure to check in with SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the Isles’ fan point of view.
  • Congrats to Zdeno Chara, who is set to become just the fifth defenseman ever to play his 1,600th career game tonight - and against the very team that drafted him. [NHL, AP]
  • If you missed Ovechkin in OT Thursday night, it wasn’t just because the Isles put you to sleep... the Caps’ captain suffered an injury and is now day-to-day. [WaPo, NBCSW, NHL]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday night’s goalie duel. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Anthony Mantha recently spoke about the impact his grandfather, four-time Cup champ Andre Pronovost, has had on him. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Darren Veitch, and happy 50th to Ken Klee.