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Tuesday Caps Clips: Canucks @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Canucks, Laich's gonna play, Wilson's gonna fight, analysts are gonna analyze and so on.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps went 1-1-1 last week, so you might expect a bit of a rough edition of Ups and Downs. You'd be right. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's visit from Vancity from VogsNHL.comPeerless and Brooks Laichyear (with a look at the whole week), and check out our SB Nation pals over at Nucks Misconduct for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Updates from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzBackstromLaichWilson), CSNW]
    • Brooks Laich returned to the lineup, played back-to-back games, and lived to tell about it. [WaPo]
    • Tom Wilson is gonna Tom Wilson, and that's the way Barry Trotz wants it. [NBC4CSNW]
    • Let's go streaking! [WaPo]
  • Everything is cyclical, and the Caps are already bringing back last year's trend of gagging up quick-strike goals after scoring one themselves. [WaPo]
  • Thought on how to score more goals: take more shots. [RMNB]
  • How worried should you be about a middling November, a Mehvember, if you will. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Related: are the Caps better than their mediocre record? [CSNW]
  • You can't spell "so complacent" without C-a-p-s. [DSP]
  • More thoughts on where things stand 23 games in. [RtR]
  • Power rankings (and similar list-y things). [ESPNThe ScoreWaPoSB Nation]
  • Brooks Orpik speaks. [RMNB]
  • The hirsute Karl Alzner hands out Movember awards. [Monumental (video)]
  • Meanwhile, Alzner and pal John Carlson hit the road and hilarity (or an approximation of it) ensues. [Caps Outsider]
  • For the very reasonable price of $6,500 per month, Alex Ovechkin can be your landlord (which is great because you know he won't come back for checks). Recycled joke zing! [WaPo]
  • Congrats to Caps prospect Madison Bowey, who has been selected to Canada's world junior selection camp roster. [Hockey CanadaTHN]
  • The Caps Canine Calendars are available now, so that means another round of Caps-with-dogs coverage. [CapitalsFTWRMNB]
  • Happy 34th birthday, Joel Ward.
  • Lastly, a reality check...