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Tuesday Caps Clips: A Barry Good Night

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • For Trotz, last night’s game served as closure for his time in Washington... although the bonds forged in DC will never be broken. [WashTimes]
  • And for Reirden, it was a chance to thank his former boss for guiding him to his first head coaching gig. [Caps video, WashTimes]
  • As for his former players, they’re happy he’s found a new home and equally happy to try and beat him there. [WashTimes]
  • At the end of the day, the Caps made the right decision with their former head coach and the man who replaced him. [Caps Outsider]
  • Not to be lost in the shuffle of last night, Nicklas Backstrom moved past the great Peter Bondra into sole possession of second place on the all-time franchise points list. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate... [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Rinkside Update/Carlson), NoVa Caps]
  • ...including the great news that Evgeny Kuznetsov skated with the team for the first time since suffering an injury in the Jets game on 11/14. [WaPo]
  • The Caps’ annual Fathers and Mentors trip wrapped up with a win last night, but not before capturing a few memories. [Caps video]
  • In honor of Giving Tuesday, send your donations to one of five worthy local causes and the MSE Foundation will match it, up to $25,000. [Caps]
  • Despite missing a few games with an upper-body injury - and an earlier-than-planned return to action - Braden Holtby hasn’t missed a beat. [NBCSW]
  • Continuing a deep dive into the Caps’ goalie carousel that led the team to Braden Holtby. [NoVa Caps]
  • Tom Wilson has started a new program, Forty Three’s Friends, designed to help kids dealing with disease to still be kids. [Caps video, RMNB]
  • Hockey Fights Cancer month is a reminder that so many are fighting the toughest of battles, including Victoria Mason, wife of former Caps’ goalie Bob Mason. [Twin Cities]