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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Avalanche Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's visit from the Avs, Burakovsky looks to take a step forward and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Avalanche from VogsNHL.comAPPeerlessNoVa CapsCaps Outsider, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Mile High Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Barry Trotz might be looking to mix things up for Colorado, with Brett Connolly and Philipp Grubauer potentially making their respective season debuts. [WaPoCSNMA]
    • Of course, Grubauer may be getting the start on a night the Caps will honor Braden Holtby. [CSNMANoVa CapsTSS]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
    • In general. [Monumental video (TrotzOshieRinkside Update/Winnik)
    • A lot of attention was spent on special teams, which have now sputtered through two whole games. [AP]
    • Also struggling early on? The top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie, who got a little coaching time yesterday to help get past their slow start. [CSNMA]
    • Trotz would also like his team to play better during three-on-three overtime. [WaPo]
    • After an up-and-down year last year, Andre Burakovsky is working on the mental side of his game to get to the next level. [WaPoTSSRMNB]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is just delightful, and here are some leftovers from a recent interview to prove it. [WaPo]
  • The week that was. [NoVa Caps]
  • Too early for power rankings? Never! [CSNMASportsnet (DGB)]
  • Meet the 2016-17 Hershey Bears. [Patriot-News]
  • An assortment of hockey media members (including the Post's own Isabelle Khurshudyan) talk about the 2016-17 season and beyond. [SI.com]
  • Nationals' superstar pitcher Max Scherzer and some of his teammates took advantage of some *sigh* time off to root on some of their DC sports pals. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Casey Wellman and happy 37th to Alex Henry.