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Tuesday Caps Clips: Flames @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Flames, leftovers from Sunday night's loss, leadership and other intangibles and more.

Bruce Bennett

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Eleven games into the season, the Caps are close to putting it all together and being a very good hockey team... or are they? [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's fanning of the Flames (yeah, I don't know) from Vogs, Caps Today,, Peerless and Caps Outsider, and be sure to check out our SB Nation friends over at Matchsticks and Gasoline for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Leftovers from Sunday night's yack-up to the 'Yotes:
    • Following the loss, the Caps kept the media waiting while they held a closed-door meeting, marking the first time in a while that they were able to shut anyone out. [WaPo, CSNW, NBC4]
    • It's not all on the goalies... [CSNW]
    • ... but it's not not on the goalies, either. [Rink]
    • wilson [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Four-game losing streaks with this many pucks filling up the net is something with which most of these guys (from the coach on down) are unfamiliar with. [WaPo]
  • Big picture: it's really not that bad. Heck, it might even be surprisingly good. []
  • In fact, it is good. [RMNB]
  • But after performing rankly and weakly, where are the Caps in the weekly rankings? [WaPo, ESPN, The Score, THN, DSP]
  • Looking back and ahead. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Matt Niskanen is an artist and stick-on-puck defense is his medium. [NBC4]
  • Meanwhile, Mike Green is pretty good at hockey. [CBS Sports]
  • Philipp Grubauer had a solid weekend between the pipes. [Patriot-News]
  • Former Bears goalie David Leggio was facing a 2-0 breakaway. You won't believe what happened next! [Patriot-News, RMNB]
  • Good players, terrible (fake) mustaches, in this latest edition of Bar Down's nightmare fuel. [TSN]
  • Help make RMNB last. (Because, as you know, if you ain't first, you're last. Zing! But go give them your money or something.) [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Rick Berry.