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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The NHL goes back to work, the Caps are healthy, lucky and good, two Bears are inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame and more.

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Lucky AND good - that’s the state of the Caps as they return from the All-Star Break. [Rink]
  • Also, they have been healthy. Which is good. And possibly also lucky. [PHT]
  • Previews of tonight's visit to Brooklyn from Vogs, (plus game notes),, AP, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our always awesome SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Welcome back centerman Chandler Stephenson and welcome to defenseman Christian Djoos, recalled from Hershey on Monday. This will be Djoos’ first visit to The Show... [Caps Today, CSNMA, WaPo, Hershey Bears]
  • ... the Swedish media had a nice intervju with him recently... [Hockey Sverige]
  • ... and Coach thinks that there is “a chance” that John Carlson will play tonight, and definitely probable that he will play on Wednesday against the Bruins. [WaPo]
  • Monday’s practice signaled the end of the All-Star Break. [Monumental video (Trotz, Williams, Rinkside Update/Alzner), NoVa Caps (plus photos)]
  • Here’s a look at the schedule ahead... [Stars and Sticks, NoVa Caps]
  • ... where the Caps will be looking to keep up their post-break momentum. [WashTimes]
  • The NHL Tonight crew gives the team high midterm marks. [ (video)]
  • First-half stats. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have been scoring more while shorthanded. [WaPo]
  • Your don’t-miss click of the day - this Q and A with Nate Schmidt. [THW]
  • Three players providing offense for the Caps. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The American Hockey League held its All-Star Game in Allentown PA yesterday. Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd led the Atlantic Division to the final game, but fell in the shootout to the Central Division. []
  • The AHL also inducted four new members to its Hall of Fame. Congrats to former Hershey captain (and now-VP) Bryan Helmer and to former Bears GM Doug Yingst. []