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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Jets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Jets arrive in DC ready for a showdown between goal-scoring gurus, questioning Trotz’s future and more.

Winnipeg Jets v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s clash between the Caps and Jets from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Winnipeg Sun, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Arctic Ice Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Patrik Laine picked up his 40th goal of the season over the weekend to tie his childhood idol for the League lead... and the two go head to head tonight. [NHL, Winnipeg Sun, NoVa Caps, Forbes, STATS, Winnipeg Free Press, Canoe]
  • Winnipeg has been dealing with some injuries of late, and head into tonight’s game with seven regulars out. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The Caps remain locked in a tight race for the Metro Division lead - but that certainly doesn’t mean Barry Trotz’s future with the team is secure. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • His team has been buoyed by the recent strong play of Philipp Grubauer, who has been excellent in relief of Braden Holtby. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Grubauer’s shutout in San Jose. [Caps]
  • Travis Boyd joined the Caps out in California, a reward for a productive season in Hershey. [NoVa Caps]
  • Apparently this struggly offense thing is contagious throughout the organization. [NoVa Caps]
  • The week that was for team and division. [Peerless, All About the Jersey]
  • Finally, the happiest of birthdays to Brent Johnson, who turns 41 today.