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Tuesday Caps Clips: Bye, Bye, Baby

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Breaking down the first half for the Caps, power rankings, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Stats and facts about how the Caps fared before and after last year’s bye week. [Peerless]
  • Reflections on the first half and looking ahead to the second with the Post staff. [WaPo]
  • What has been the biggest surprise about the first half for the Caps? The NBC Sports Washington crew discuss. [NBCSW]
  • A detailed look at the Caps’ first 45 games. [Frankovic]
  • It was a rough offseason, but maybe - just maybe - GM Brian MacLellan knew what he was doing after all. [NoVa Caps]
  • Red-hot Dane Lars Eller headed into the bye week on a high note. [FiCP]
  • Acquired on the cheap over the summer, Devante Smith-Pelly has proven to be the team’s biggest offseason acquisition. [NoVa Caps]
  • Rankings of power. [USA Today, NBC Sports, NBCSW, OC Register]
  • The Caps are proving every known way of statistical thinking wrong. Attaboys. [RMNB]
  • The week that was for the Metropolitan Division, where the points don’t matter and no one ever loses. [Sporting News, Pensburgh]
  • Taking in a Caps game on the road in Raleigh. [NoVa Caps]
  • Hersheypark Arena recently played host to a hockey-crazed couple in love with the sport - and each other. N’aww. [Chocolate Hockey]
  • Finally, need a little hockey fix that also makes you feel old? Twelve years ago today, this happened: