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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fly to Carolina for the first game of a two-game Metro roadie, Coach says some things, everyone's mad at the penalty kill, and say, check out those good looking breezers!

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's wrangle in Raleigh from Vogs (plus game notes), and Peerless, and be sure to visit our fabulous SB Nation pals over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • A road trip for a team in search of consistency. [WaPo]
  • Updates from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Trotz, Rinkside Update/Ovechkin, Capitals Report)]
    • Mike Green isn't ready to go, at least not in time for tonight's game, but he's on the roadie irregardless. [WaPo]
    • "We're not as good as we think we are." [CSNW]
    • "We've got to come out harder." [CSNW]
    • Three words: Winter Classic Pants! [RMNB, with a bit more on the WC - including a new ad - here]
  • The Caps' Fancystats Player o' the Month for November was... Tom Wilson . [Brooks Laichyear]
  • That loss to Vancouver at least featured some good strong work from John Carlson and Brooks Laich. [WaPo]
  • Give up three power play goals against in two consecutive games and suddenly everyone is all up in your grill about it. Sheesh. [Rink, Talk the Red, NBC4]
  • "... with the Penguins and the Islanders securely atop the Metropolitan Division, surely someone will be able to catch the depleted Rangers. The Capitals seems like a good bet, as Washington will need just average goaltending the rest of the way to see a massive improvement in goals-against." [SI]
  • In which Dynamo GM Andrey Safronov admits, probably, that Alex Ovechkin won't be suiting up in the blue-and-white anytime soon. [RMNB]
  • Unleash the Fury - not so furious lately. [THW]