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Tuesday Caps Clips: Lightning @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Bolts, leftovers from the weekend and some optimistic looks ahead.

Greg Fiume

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's Southeast Division reunion with the Bolts from VogsNHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Raw Charge for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • A look back at a mostly up week of Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Leftovers from Sunday night's big win at MSG. [WaPo, CSNW, NBC4, RMNB]
  • Now that the Caps have the blueprint for success, let's see what they build. [WaPo]
  • So what's the secret ingredient in the Caps' offense? The secret ingredient is... nothing! To make something special you just have to believe it's special. (Or something.) [CSNW]
  • Of course, O from the D is A-OK. [Express]
  • If it's pistols at twenty paces, you probably don't want to find yourself opposite Alex Ovechkin. [WaPo]
  • Martin Erat is still hoping Santa Claus brings him a trade for Christmas. Like, he said that (at least per Google Translate). [iDNES.cz]
  • Are the Caps boring again? [Caps Outsider]
  • Here's hoping everyone has a nice night out at the game tonight. [Puck Buddys]
  • Tyson Strachan was top Bear for the weekend. [Patriot-News (btw, Strachan, you're on the clock)]
  • Speaking of the Bears, they're adjusting to the AHL's new rules. [Patriot-News and again]
  • Riley Barber is a "pure scorer"... [NHL.com]
  • ... and Chandler Stephenson is enjoying a breakout season. [Leader Post]
  • Finally, ridiculously cute people learning to skate. [DC Sports Bog and again]