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Wednesday Caps Clips: Sputtering Scorers

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

NHL: JAN 21 Flyers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Rinkside Update/Connolly, Trotz), NoVa Caps]
  • Barry Trotz talks about returning from the bye week. That crummy, stupid bye week. [NBCSW]
  • Taking a deeper dive into those post-bye week blues. [NoVa Caps]
  • Stuck in a scoring slump, Jakub Vrana is in search of confidence - and ice time. [WaPo]
  • Speaking of slumps, where’d T.J. Oshie go? [NoVa Caps]
  • Meanwhile Andre Burakovsky has been through slumps and injuries and illness and healthy scratches; now he needs a short memory and a better second half. [WaPo]
  • The second period has been a particularly bad frame for the Caps this season. [WashTimes]
  • Prospect Connor Hobbs is quietly having a strong inaugural year with the Bears. [GNGH]
  • Rankings of power. [OC Register, Puck Daddy]
  • Denis Dupere didn’t have the most storied of careers, but the highlight for him was attending the All-Star Game as the first representative in Caps’ franchise history. [Toronto Sun]
  • Former Cap Steve Konowalchuk is enjoying his second career behind an NHL bench. [Deseret News]
  • Happy 57th birthday to Timo Blomqvist and happy 39th to Scott Hannan.
  • Finally, sad details emerging about the death of former Bear Andrew Carroll, which may have been a suicide. [NBC Chicago, CH]