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Saturday Caps Clips: Devils Win the Details; Caps @ Blues Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's loss to New Jersey, looking ahead as the Caps hit the road, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's game from us (QuickCapRecap), Vogs, Monumental video [TrotzHoltbyOvechkinOrpikNiskanenJohansson NHL.comAP, WaPo (gamerblog), CSNW (gamerblog), PeerlessBrooksLaichyearRMNBDSPNJ.comNorthJersey.comPucks and Pitchforks, and In Lou We Trust.
    • Braden Holtby put together an almost-perfect game. Key word: almost. Oof. [CBS SportsThe Score]
  • A look at how the Caps managed to beat the Devils last time around. Memories. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's visit to St. Louis from VogsNHL.comCBS SportsPeerlessArch Authority, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at St. Louis Game Time for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Vladimir Tarasenko has been tearing it up so far this year for the Blues, earning the praise of another Russian who is pretty good at hockey. [STL Today]
    • With Holtby getting the nod against the Devils last night, expect to see Justin Peters between the pipes as the Caps take on the Blues. [CSNW]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzBeagleRinkside Update/Carlson), VogsCSNW]
    • The Caps have done well to take the lead in games this year - it's the keeping the leads that's the trick, and they're learning that playing it safe doesn't always work. [WaPo]
    • After putting Brooks Laich on the IR (joy), the Caps called up Chris Brown from Hershey. [CapsWaPoPatriot-News]
    • Amid the line changes favored by Barry Trotz, there's hope that the line of Troy Brouwer, Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson could become a "default line". [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from new GM Brian MacLellan's lengthy chat with the press earlier this week. [WaPo]
  • Trotz's tenure in DC is a little over a month old, and one of his biggest contributions to date has been his team's sudden ability to suppress opponent's shots. [RMNB]
  • It seems we can't go more than three days without someone asking this question, so let's just answer it again... what should the Caps do with Mike Green? [CSNW]
  • Speaking of something we can't avoid, here, have some more words on what a bad move it was to let Filip Forsberg go. Hooray... [Puck Daddy]
  • Nothing like taking your former team to task a bit en francais, right, Mike Ribeiro? [RMNB]
  • Karl Alzner talks about mustaches, game streaks and babies. [WaPo]
  • Checking in on all the Caps we've loved and lost to other teams in recent years. Nostalgia, thou art a cruel mistress. [RMNB]