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Tuesday Caps Clips: Singin’ the Blues; Capitals @ Predators Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A second-period slump dooms the Caps but a quick trip to Nashville gives them a chance to rebound, the Metro Maple Leafs visit Cap One and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (recap, Reirden, locker room), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, RMNB, NoVa Caps (and again), and Post-Dispatch.
  • No doubt about it - getting to the 1000-game plateau is quite the grand achievement. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Last night’s game had some special guests in attendance, as the Metro Maple Leafs visited Capital One as invitees of Devante Smith-Pelly and John Carlson. [Caps, Caps video, Fox5DC, Capital Gazette, WashTimes, RMNB]
  • Previews of tonight’s visit to Nashville from STATS/TSX, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at On the Forecheck for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Orpik)
  • The Caps are lucky enough to boast a pretty darn good one-two punch between the pipes. [Caps]
  • Checking in on the Hershey Bears at the midpoint of the season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Get to know the Russians on the squad and a little bit about their heritage. [Caps video]
  • Tired: “Whatchu want?” Wired: “Big time!” [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Randy Holt, and happy belated birthday wishes to our boss, friend, and Rink founder Jon “J.P.” Press, who turned 21(ish) yesterday... who really loves the Caps birthday shout-outs.