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Tuesday Caps Clips: ‘Cane Pain; Caps @ Sens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps pummel the ‘Canes, then head north for one more battle against the Senators.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • We've seen this "play really well in the regular season" movie before... but might this year's have a different ending? [Rink]
  • Until it does, those high expectations the Caps keep setting are going to have a caveat for everyone watching. [ESPN (video), FanRag Sports]
  • This year's team and the inaugural Caps team could not be more different. Hear about that infamous first season from the guys who lived it in an oral history of the 1974-75 Caps. [SI]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's lopsided win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, PHT, TheScore, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, StarsandSticks, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Canes Country.
  • Nicklas Backstrom is riding a ten-game point streak right into the thick of the scoring race. [The Score]
  • Previews of tonight's visit to the Canadian capital from the Ottawa Citizen, and be sure to check out our SBN pals over at Silver Seven Sens for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Caps are on fire right now, and with goals in five straight games (and seven of their last eight), so is their power play. [CSNMA]
  • Checking in with the team at yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room, Rinkside Update/Chorney)]
  • An appearance at the morning skate aside, John Carlson is still out and the team is likely going to keep him out until after the All-Star break. [WaPo, CSNMA, StarsandSticks, RMNB]
  • Also making an appearance at the morning skate? A group of tiny hockey players from the ORG Packaging Youth Hockey Clinic in Beijing. [Caps OT, CSNMA]
  • Jay Beagle is lighting the lamp at a career-high pace, giving the Caps a potent attack all the way up the middle. [WashTimes]
  • It does seem as if Barry Trotz has hit the right forward mix to get all four lines rolling. [Caps Outsider]
  • Recently the Caps have been scoring the game's first goal; even more recently, that first goal has come off of the stick of Andre Burakovsky. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to T.J. Oshie, who became the third-straight Cap to earn weekly honors from the League with his third star selection. [Caps, Caps OT, Rink, CSNMA, WashTimes]
  • Oshie's contract is up after this season, and his stellar performance (and obvious importance to the lineup) underscores the Win Now-ness. [PHT]
  • A successful road trip for the Caps was made even better by the presence of their dads - their dancing, push up-doing dads. [WaPo]
  • The Caps may be rolling, but their AHL counterparts in Hershey are struggling big time. [NoVa Caps(and more)]
  • Rejoice, FM radio enthusiasts: the Caps are back! [WaPo]
  • Looking back at the three draft classes over the last decade-plus that helped shape today's team. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 68th birthday to Guy Charron, happy 44th to Chris and Peter Ferraro, happy 47th to Jim Mathieson, and happy 31st to Jack Hillen.