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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Coyotes Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Yotes come calling, some of the Caps’ wounded are skating again, Connor Hobbs will miss some time and more.

Arizona Coyotes v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's rumble with the Desert Dogs from Vogs (plus game notes) NHL.com, AP, NoVa Caps, and AZ Central, and be sure to visit with our SB Nation buddies at Five for Howling.
  • The Week That Was, Volume 5. [Peerless, RMNB, NoVa Caps, AAtJ]
  • While You Were Out - with the team on the road on Saturday, some of the injured Caps made their way back to Kettler ice. Matt Niskanen, Tyler Graovac and Brett Connolly all took at least a short twirl. [FiCP (with photos)]
  • Oh hai there Tom Wilson, catching fire at just the right time. [WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • It’s bad news for Connor Hobbs and for Hershey. Hobbs left the game yesterday with injury, and the x-rays show a fractured wrist. It will be 6-8 weeks on the shelf for Mr. Hobbs. [Chocolate Hockey]
  • Vitek Vanecek backstopped the South Carolina Stingrays to victory on Sunday in his first game back from injury, allowing one goal on 23 shots. [ECHL]
  • Some leftovers from Caps-Bruins. The Beantown media didn’t much care for the home team’s game:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Statpack. [RMNB]
  • “Once again the Boston Bruins learned the painful, losing lesson that they're simply not as good as the Washington Capitals.” Etc. [NBCS Boston, CLNS Radio, Causeway Crowd]
  • It’s dusty or somethin’ at Cap One Arena:
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Keith Aucoin, happy 59th to Paul MacKinnon, and happy 60th to Rollie Boutin and Nelson Burton.