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Tuesday Caps Clips: John Carlson Turning Heads

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Real American Hero John Carlson is getting noticed, some Blues leftovers, and a peek ahead to Pittsburgh

Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sport

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Slow news day in Capsland, as the boys got the day off Monday.
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • The Caps are Cup contenders. Says so right here. [ESPN]
  • Why u stink, Metro? [WaPo]
  • John Carlson has been playing some great hockey, which has been huge for the Caps... [NBC4]
  • ... and could should have him Sochi-bound. [WashTimes, CSNW]
  • Some leftovers from the win over the Blues. [Rink (pics), WaPo, CSNW]
    • Nicklas Backstrom's delicate dish on Sunday night's opening tally continues to get the love it deserves. [Rink, Backhand Shelf]
  • Lots of up and not so much down last week, which is just the way we like it. [Rink]
  • Imagine there's no fighting... it's easy if you try... no one eating fists for supper... no children wond'ring why. [CSNW]
  • Tomorrow night's battle with the Pens for first in the Metro is, well, as it should be. [Caps Outsider, SB Nation]
  • Adam Oates is in the Adams mix... but no love for the captain? [SI]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is doing things or something somewhere. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Grant Ledyard and happy 40th to Dean Melanson.

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