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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Red Wings Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps kick off a three-game road trip with a stop in Detroit, John Carlson makes his Norris case and more.

Washington Capitals v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s visit with the Wings from Vogs, the Red Wings, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Winging it in Motown for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps will be bringing Evgeny Kuznetsov along for the three-game road trip, but his availability for tonight’s game has yet to be determined. [WaPo, STATS]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday’s win over the Stars. [Caps, RMNB]
  • John Carlson continues to keep pace with Dallas’s John Klingberg, keeps his name in the Norris conversation... and sets up a potentially huge offseason payday. [Rink, WaPo, NoVa Caps, WashTimes, NBCSW]
  • The Metropolitan’s cutthroat race to the finish is getting the teams in the mix battle-ready for playoffs. [AP]
  • It appears as if T.J. Oshie’s scoring woes are now a thing of the past, as he’s regained his rhythm of late. [WashTimes, THW]
  • His latest goal was on Oshie bobblehead night, and he celebrated accordingly. Yup, we all saw, Teej. [WaPo]
  • How have other Caps performed on their respective bobblehead nights? [Caps Outsider]
  • With nine games remaining, the Caps still don’t have a definitive #1 goalie chosen for the playoffs. [Sporting News]
  • Can Alex Ovechkin win the Rocket Richard Trophy yet again? The experts predict. [ESPN]
  • The Caps should absolutely lock up prospect Shane Gersich ASAP... [Caps Outsider]
  • ...oh, hey, look! [NBCSW, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • If Gersich signs, he’ll leave North Dakota before completing his degree - but he could be one of many NHLers to finish their degree during or after their career. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Trotz), NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to the Caps’ ECHL affiliate in South Carolina on their 1000th win in franchise history. [Caps Outsider]