Tuesday Caps Clips: Stars @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Stars, leftovers from Sunday night's loss to the Preds, a round of do-or-die-themed links and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's soiree with the Stars from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Caps had yesterday off, but will be back out at Kettler at 10:00 AM for the morning skate. Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • Some leftovers from Sunday night's loss to the Predators. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Breaking: the Caps haven't been good at five-on-five for a while now. (Alternatively, "Broken: the Caps at five-on-five). [Examiner]
  • Part of the reason? Alex Ovechkin skating with Jay Beagle is still a thing. [RMNB]
  • And speaking of Ovechkin, Mike Milbury has set a pretty high bar for his vitriolic and oft-moronic trashing of the Caps' captain, but he's once again managed to clear it. [DC Sports Bog, Puck Daddy]
  • The time for moral victories has long since passed. [CSNW]
  • Three teams, two chairs... who's left standing when the music stops? [Grantland, CSNWPensburgh]
  • Hope you've been enjoying all of the free hockey. [Rink]
  • Yes, the Caps made the right call by keeping Tom Wilson up with the big club this year... just ask 'em! [CSNW]
  • Looking ahead to the offseason, is Jaroslav Halak making decision-making difficult? [DSP]
  • If only Patrick Wey could pick fight partners like he can pick NCAA hockey games. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Cool timelapse of Verizon Center going from hoops to pucks and back. [Monumental (video)]
  • Hershey readies for a roadie. [Patriot-News (with more here)]
  • Philipp Grubauer on his rise through the ranks (and more Bears notes). [LDN]
  • Brett Leonhardt gets some one-of-a-kind cardboard. [Upper Deck Blog (h/t @CapsCardboard)]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Nolan Yonkman and Scott Stevens hits the big 5-0 today (hope it had its head up). No foolin'.
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