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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Avalanche Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A bruised and battered Caps squad heads to Colorado for a date with the Avs, Copley takes the reins, and more

Washington Capitals v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Avalanche from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and Denver Post, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Mile High Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday’s costly loss in Winnipeg. [Dump ‘n Chase, RMNB, AIH]
  • After body-slamming T.J. Oshie to the ice, Jets’ blueliner Josh Morrissey had a hearing that resulted in a fine, but no suspension. [NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, AP, Winnipeg Free Press, AIH, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Jakub Vrana is off to a strong start this season, and it’s easy to see the potential the Caps saw in him when drafting him back in 2014. [NoVa Caps]
  • More on one awesome night for Gavin McHale, the emergency goalie pressed into service Wednesday night in Winnipeg. [NBCSW, CP]
  • With Braden Holtby’s immediate status unknown, Pheonix Copley will have to carry the load in net. [WaPo]
  • Troubling trends for all 31 teams. [ESPN]
  • There have been a lot of news stories around the champs this season; under the radar, Brett Connolly is having an excellent season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Incredible story of a Caps fan who traveled all the way to Antarctica and worked in the ultimate penguin flex. [WaPo, NBCSW]