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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A home-and-home w/ Carolina awaits, the All-Star rosters are out and more.

Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The NHL has announced the full rosters for this year’s All-Star Game in Tampa... [NHL, NBC Sports]
  • ...and Braden Holtby will be joining Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz on the Metropolitan Division squad! [Caps (and again), Rink, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, FiCP, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Which, alas, leaves John Carlson out. Granted, 11-man rosters make for tough choices... but really, NHL? [The Score, Sporting News, ESPN]
  • He’s racked up the fifth-highest win total as a coach in NHL history and will coach at the upcoming All-Star Game - but one honor still eludes Barry Trotz. [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s home piece of the home-and-home series with Carolina from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FOX Sports, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Joke’s on you, Justin Williams - the Caps don’t need you after all. So THERE. [WashTimes]
  • According to GM Brian MacLellan, the Caps’ Cup window has not closed yet. We believe, Mac. [NHL]
  • Many congrats to the radio voice of the Caps, John Walton, as he will head to Pyeongchang to call what should be an awesome women’s hockey tournament! [NBC]
  • In his absence, Nats’ play-by-play voice Charlie Slowes will pitch in (...get it?) for one of the Caps games, which is almost as good. [CBSDC]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s win over the Canucks. [Rink Rank, Caps, CanuckWay]
  • Find out the thought process behind Devante Smith-Pelly’s fisticuffs with Ben Hutton Tuesday night. [NBCSW]
  • Rankings of power. [NHL, WaPo]
  • After a fire at their rink, some local hockey players got a load of new equipment to replace what was lost - courtesy of one Brooks Orpik. [NBC4, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Tim Bergland, happy 56th to Kent Carlson, and happy 45th to Ryan Mulhern.