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Friday Caps Clips: Searching for Answers

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Much to contemplate as the seven-game losing streak looms over the Caps, and more.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Dissecting the losing streak, studs and duds of the first half and more in the latest Japers’ Rink Radio episode. [Rink]
  • There have been plenty of snubs over the years - but what about those All-Star selections that nobody saw coming? [Rink]
  • A few leftovers from that ill-fated Wednesday night in Toronto. [Caps, RMNB, FiCP, PuckerUp]
  • In the wake of the Caps’ seventh-straight loss, no one’s panicking (yet) - but they are searching for answers. [City Paper, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, USA Today, NHL.cz]
  • First and foremost, the team needs to address their problems on defense. [WaPo]
  • Braden Holtby has struggled plenty in his own right lately... but no, Ilya Samsonov is not the savior here. [Rink, NBCSW]
  • This team’s got 99 problems right now, but Alex Ovechkin ain’t one. Unfortunately he is just one person. [FiCP]
  • Are the Avalanche one of the teams sniffing around Andre Burakovsky? [MHH]
  • Finally, happy 50th birthday to Steve Maltais, and happy 54th to Esa Tikkanen.