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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Panthers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Panthers, Winter Classic hype kicks up a notch and much more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Five out of six points and we're feelin' alright. [Rink]
  • Nate Schmidt has done more than just fill in admirably for Dmitry Orlov - he's excelled. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's scuffle in Sunrise from Vogs and NHL.com (and for more on the week ahead, BrooksLaichyear), and check out our SB Nation pals over at Litter Box Cats for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Updates from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinBackstromGreen)]
    • Mike Green is back on the top power play. Let's light this candle. [CSNW]
    • The Caps are winning more with Brooks Laich than without him. Correlation? Yep. Causation? Sure, a little bit. [CSNW]
    • To the surprise of no one, Andre Burakovsky will not be made available to Sweden for the WJCs. [WaPo]
    • The Caps have a lot to prove. Nooooo kidding. [WaPo]
  • The Winter Classic truck, it has arrived. [Puck BuddysCSNWNats Insider]
  • Preview EPIX's road thereto before it kicks off tonight. [Monumental (video)]
  • Video may have killed the radio star, but it's helping the Caps. (No? No.) [WaPo]
  • Braden Holtby is pretty pretty good, you guys. [WaPo]
  • John Carlson is en fuego. [CSNW]
  • How much is that MoJo in the window? Arf arf! [BrooksLaichyear]
  • Peter Bondra chats about the Classic, Barry Trotz, and the Caps' current goal-scoring stud. [Stars & Sticks]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Eric Belanger.