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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Stars Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to bounce back against the Stars, get ready for a goalie platoon and more.

Dallas Stars v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s clash with the Stars from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps will be facing a desperate Stars team without their #1 goalie tonight. [Dallas News, Fansided]
  • Philipp Grubauer has been hot and Braden Holtby has long been The Guy - so Barry Trotz is considering using them both down the stretch and in the playoffs. [WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Trotz, Holtby, Rinkside Update/Boyd), NoVa Caps]
  • After waiting in the wings, Travis Boyd is finally getting his shot... and it’s alongside one of the all-time great goal-scorers. [WaPo]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is unlikely to return for tonight’s game, but he did skate on his own before practice yesterday. [WaPo]
  • That’s a good sign for player and team - because the Caps desperately need him to be healthy for the playoffs. [FRS]
  • The Caps were hoping to bolster the back end with smooth-skating defensemen, and they did just that with the acquisitions of Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek. [Caps]
  • Dmitry Orlov has been impressive lately. [FiCP]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s loss in Philly. [Caps, RMNB, BSH]
  • Rankings of power. [OC Register, NBCSW, USA Today, PHT, Burnside]
  • On tap for the general managers at their annual meeting: revising the goalie interference review process. [NHL]
  • The biggest concerns facing the Caps as they head into the final 10 games of the regular season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Rockville’s own Haley Skarupa is enjoying her time in the spotlight with the gold medal-winning USWNT. [Sentinel]
  • Olympian Chris Bourque has earned himself a three-game suspension for boarding Springfield’s Alexandre Grenier. [Caps Outsider]
  • Who might the Caps face in the first round of the playoffs? [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Dennis Wideman.