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Tuesday Caps Clips: Caps @ Panthers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's rematch with the Kitties, MJ90 mystery, Ovechkin getting right on the right and more.

Joel Auerbach

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's re-match with the Panthers from Vogs,, Peerless and RtR, and be sure to check out our SB Nation buds over at Litter Box Cats for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Rinkside Update, Oates, Ovechkin, Ribeiro), WashTimes, DSP]
    • Marcus Johansson - who the hockey world thought was healthy-scratched on Saturday night - is out with an upper-body injury and didn't make the trip to the Sunshine State. Hmm. [WashTimes, CSNW]
    • Alex Ovechkin is getting a hang of this whole "right wing" thing. [WashTimes, WaPo, CSNW, Sportsnet]
    • The latest on Brooks Laich's man-area. [WashTimes]
    • Caps centers are adjusting to the new faceoff rules. (Adjust faster, please.) [NBC4]
    • Less-publicized than Ovechkin's shift has been Eric Fehr flipping from right to left wing. Wonder why that is. [Capitals Voice]
    • Jason Chimera (the union rep) talks realignment. (Bet you missed this stuff, eh?) [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • Few things are more endearing than a third line that's working. [WashTimes]
  • Holtby is definitely a thinker. [OFB (and for more on Holtby, head to CSNW)]
  • Saturday night wasn't the first time John Erskine and George Parros chucked knuckles. [Dump 'n Chase, Capitals Outsider]
  • The road ahead is tough, both in the short-term... [CSNW]
  • ... and with a longer view. [Peerless]
  • PANIC! [, SI]
  • Or not. [CBC (30 Thoughts)]
  • That whole "rubber cow sacrifice" was pretty silly. But since it, um, worked... [DC Sports Bog]
  • Bruce Boudreau was fired because he couldn't "impose discipline"? That's... a unique take. [WaPo]
  • More on those Jason La Canfora tweets from the other night. [OFB]
  • Hey, who wants to talk hockey cheerleaders? [Capitals Outsider]
  • Contrary to popular belief, streakiness may not be much of a thing for goal-scorers. [Backhand Shelf]
  • You guys heard the big Pope news yesterday, right? [PennLive]
  • Tom Wilson is on fire. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Rico Fata. Oof.