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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Fretting over slow starts gets old quick.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Yawn, stretch. Isn't puck drop s'posed to sometime soon?
    • Slow starts need to turn into cup-of-joe starts, pronto. [Rink]
    • The Caps have been good, but also lucky. Good > lucky come playoff time. [THN]
    • The first rule of holes - when you find yourself in one, stop digging. [THW]
    • We're on it, sez the team. [PHT]
    • There's always the "don't worry, be happy" approach. [Caps Outsider]
    • And hey, third period. [Examiner, S&S]
  • Did we mention the Caps have been good? Because they've been good. [WaPo]
  • For example, Evgeny Kuznetsov . He's been excellent, even. [Sportsnet]
  • The Caps' opponents think they're good, too. [CSNMA]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday's game:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • Say, were the Caps targeting Rob Scuderi in the third period? [JFTC]
    • No more scoring drought for Nicklas Backstrom . [WaPo]
  • A roadie out West is good bonding time for the new guys. [WaPo]
  • The Caps, Wiz and Mystics look to be getting some new siblings in the barn - Uncle Ted is adopting an Arena Football League team. [Fox Sports]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Bill Houlder.