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Tuesday Caps Clips: Canucks vs. Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Canucks pay a call, Oshie gets new lineys, Ovi makes a commercial and more.

Vancouver Canucks v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Ups and downs even for a week-and-change in which the team didn’t play all that much. [Rink]
  • Months after another soul-destroying playoffs defeat, the Caps are back on top. How did they pick themselves up off the floor? Tom Boswell investigates. [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s clash with Vancouver from Vogs, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Nucks Misconduct for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Alex Ovechkin, resurgent. [@Caps]
  • Run silent, run deep. Nicklas Backstrom chooses his spots. Carefully. [@Caps]
  • From Wreck-It Ralph to Mr. Fixit - Tom Wilson has the tools to help just about any line. [WaPo]
  • T.J. Oshie had a new set of linemates at practice on Monday. Connolly, Eller and Oshie. The CEO line. [NoVa Caps] , NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsBlues:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Oshie’s bank pass off Carter Hutton? Oh yes, that was deliberate. [NBCSW, WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • The trade deadline this year is February 26, which means we have approximately (holds up groundhog) six more weeks of idle speculation and armchair general managing still to go. Let’s take a first deep dive into the pool. [isportsweb]
  • It is bye-week season, and half the Lig is on bye this week and the other half next. Here’s the list of each team and its specific dates. The Caps are off January 13-17, in case you don’t feel like clicking. []
  • Speaking of which, their schedule is all kinds of weird this month. [NBCSW]
  • Ovi shot some commercials for CCM after practice. [RMNB]
  • In prospect news, forward Beck Malenstyn was traded from the last-place Calgary Hitmen to the first-place Swift Current Broncos and could challenge for a title in this, his last junior season. [Delta Optimist]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Bruce Boudreau.