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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Wild Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A four-game road trip begins in the Twin Cities, there’s been a d-pair changeup, the penalty kill needs a re-do and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • A look ahead to the week that will be. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s mashup with Minny from Vogs (plus game notes), Peerless, NoVa Caps, NHL and NBCSW and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Hockey Wilderness for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Oh hai there Bruce Boudreau. Say, you’ve got some familiar faces on your squad... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... aw, and he had some thoughts on Alex Ovechkin and the Caps’ Cup run.
  • Aaron Ness was reassigned to Hershey, and Jonas Siegenthaler is on the roadie with the team. [NHL]
  • Time to play the defensive pair shuffle. [WaPo]
  • The Caps’ penalty kill strategy isn’t working and here’s why. [NBCSW]
  • Point - No time to panic, you guys. [DC Puck Drop]
  • Counterpoint - The hangover is real, you guys. [RMNB]
  • Whither Devante Smith-Pelly? [Caps Outsider]
  • Congrats to former Cap Marco Sturm, who has been named assistant coach of the LA Kings. [JftC]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Patrik Augusta.