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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Maple Leafs Game Day

Jan 29, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly (44) battles for the puck with Washington Capitals center Dylan Strome (17) during the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Some numbers to ponder about these scrappy Caps as they hit the stretch run. [Rink]
  • It’s official: the Capitals and Wizards are staying in the District, after a new deal with DC was reached yesterday. [WaPo, WashTimes, NBC4, THN, ESPN]
  • There may have been supporters of a move to Virginia, but there’s no question that the majority of fans are thrilled to see the teams stay right where they belong in DC. [WaPo]
  • Sure, his teams are ultimately staying at 7th and F Street…but after pissing off fans throughout the DMV with the attempt to head south, what is the cost to Ted Leonsis’s legacy? [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s rematch with the Leafs from Vogs, AP, and FLM.
  • Checking in on the most interesting matchups for a busy Thursday night of hockey. [NHL]
  • Dylan Strome has been absolute money for the Caps since arriving in DC last year, but especially lately as his team pushes for what would be his first real shot at playoff games. [NHL, WaPo, THN]
  • Should Spencer Carbery be in the Jack Adams conversation? (Yes. Absolutely. 10000%.) [Monumental (video)]
  • Two playoff spots, three teams left to fight it out as the fight for the postseason heats up. [AP]
  • Ethan Bear has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. Wishing him all the best. [WaPo, AP]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s huge win over the Wings. [Rink, RMNB]
  • The Caps have recalled Matthew Phillips and Vincent Iorio from Hershey. [Caps]
  • Check out where the resurgent Capitals landed on this week’s Super 16 ranking. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Jan Benda, and happy 66th to Lou Franceschetti!

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