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Tuesday Caps Clips: Hurricanes @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's Caps/'Canes game, Brooks Laich's groin, Tom Wilson's not goin', and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's Southeast Division reunion with the Alexander Semin-less Hurricanes from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • More news and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • A look back at an up-and-down week of Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Speaking of Ye Olde Roller Coaster, the Caps have been consistently inconsistent so far, and are looking to settle things down a bit. [Express]
  • Alex Ovechkin may be the League's Most Valuable Player... but is he the Caps'? [SB Nation]
  • Adam Oates is getting some great experience dealing with malcontents, so there's that. [CSNW]
  • On that note, thoughts on L'Affaire Erat. [Rink]
  • Buy or sell Mikhail Grabovski hitting the 60-point plateau this season? [THN]
  • The Ovitals and Sidguins being good is apparently something the League would enjoy (so a little help over here, yeah?). [THN]
  • This pic of Ovi from Russian Maxim is like Daft Punk meets the Tin Man meets the volleyball scene from Top Gun... or something. [Maxim.ru (possibly NSFW if you scroll down too far...)]
  • Oh, good, the Bears hate possessing the puck, too. [THW]
  • The teddy bears, they were tossed. Oh, the humanity. [Caps Outsider, Patriot-News, SHoE]
  • Riley Barber and Andre Burakovsky are good at playing hockey in their respective leagues. [RMNB, RMNB]
  • Hey, stay away from our Olie, Habs. [La Presse]
  • Of grinders and Grindr. Great read. [Puck Buddys]
  • Finally,happy 47th birthday to Ken Lovsin, one of a dozen one-regular-season-game Cap skaters.