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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Senators Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's visit from the Senators, Grubauer is headed back to Hershey and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed any Clips over the weekend, you know where to find them. (Hint: here.)
  • Previews of tonight's meeting with the Senators from VogsNHL.comAP and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Silver Seven for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • And the next winner in the "try to defend against Alex Ovechkin" sweepstakes is... Sens' shutdown center Zack Smith. [Sens Xtra]
  • Your Capitals minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from a busy day out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesJohanssonHoltbyBrouwer)]
    • The three-headed goalie monster is no more, as Philipp Grubauer was sent back to Hershey yesterday... [WaPoWashTimesCSNWNBC4Patriot-NewsSHOE]
    • ...which means Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth are breathing a bit easier these days, and are ready to get back to the two-goalie battle down the stretch. [CSNWRMNB]
    • Also potentially on his way to Chocolatetown (or elsewhere) is Steve Oleksy, who was placed on waivers yesterday. Godspeed, Binky. [WaPoRMNB]
    • Dmitry Orlov has had a rough stretch lately, but he continues to learn on the fly as he adjusts to the NHL. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are home for a quick stop after an "unacceptable" road trip that saw them lose three straight intra-division games, all in regulation. [NBC4]
  • As the team continues to be mired in a slump, is it time for George McPhee to make a move? [CSNW]
  • And with so many holes in the lineup, where could he begin? [Caps Outsider]
  • A few leftover notes on Sunday's loss to the Rangers:
    • Five thoughts. [WaPo]
    • Martin Erat asks Brian Boyle to turn his head and cough. [Puck Daddy]
    • Another game, another slew of penalties for the cranky Caps. [Caps Outsider]
  • Every NHL team will be sending a few representatives to the Olympics in a few weeks - so what will the League look like when they get back? [Globe and Mail]
  • Ovechkin made a quick stop at the Today Show yesterday morning on his way out of Manhattan to talk Olympics and Mother Russia. [WaPoMonumental]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Ron Anderson.