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Tuesday Caps Clips: Stranded; Caps vs. Avs Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps falter in Long Island, rankings and reflections on the week that was, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Take a look at the individual highs and lows from the past two weeks in the latest edition of Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss to the Islanders from us, Vogs, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), AP, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Newsday, NY Post, and Lighthouse Hockey.
  • Previews of tonight’s visit from the Avs from Vogs, Mile High Sticking, and FOX Sports, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Mile High Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Matt Niskanen prides himself on taking on the top competition in the League. [Caps]
  • Things are getting pretty crowded atop the Metropolitan Division. [Sportsnet (DGB), Murphy’s Hockey Law]
  • Rankings of power. [NBCSW, NBC Sports, NBCSC, OC Register, CBS Sports, USA Today]
  • There’s no reason why a strong offense can’t counterbalance a lackluster defense and keep the Caps as contenders. Just ask last year’s Penguins team. [THN]
  • He may not have made the cut out of training camp, but Lucas Johansen is putting on quite the show in his first year as a professional up in Hershey. [WaPo]
  • The week that was for the Caps and Bears. [GNGH, Caps Outsider]
  • Learn more about recent call-up Travis Boyd and his path to his first NHL appearance. [GNGH]
  • Dog-lovers Niskanen and Jay Beagle show their softer side with their respective pooches. [Caps OT]