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Tuesday Caps Clips: Hurricanes @ Capitals Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Carolina comes calling, Trotz mixes up his lines, Carlson skates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • More Rink-on-the-Radio as our own Kevin Klein checked in with ESPN 980 to talk... slow starts. [Rink]
  • An up-and-down road trip is rated by Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's Caps-Carolina clash from Vogs (plus game notes), and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Wanted: Consistency. [FiCP]
    • Or perhaps searching for a spark. [NVC]
    • On the one hand, the Canes need a series of mini-miracles to push their way into playoff contention. [Canes and Coffee]
    • On the other hand, the Canes are giving their prospects a chance to prove themselves. [News & Observer]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
  • Roadie in review. [FiCP, NVC]
  • Caps are facing Adversity™ for the first time this season. [TSN]
  • Possibly related: The Vezina Trophy race is wide-open. [Puck Daddy]
  • Key issues for the season's final month. [WashTimes]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov - still incredible. [Real Sport 101]
  • Handicapping the race for the Jack Adams Award. [USA Today]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Jean-Francois Fortin, happy 35th to Tyler Sloan, happy 34th to Dave Steckel and happy 63rd to Blair Stewart.