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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flames Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps move on to Calgary, Carlson gets NHL honors for the week, Hagelin hopes his slow start is over and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who’s up and who’s down for Week 3? Take a gander. [Rink]
  • A look at what the week ahead holds for the Caps as they jet off to Western Canada. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s fight with the Flames from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, National Post, FLM, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Matchsticks & Gasoline for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Congrats to John Carlson, who earned second-star honors for his eight-point week which moved him into the League’s scoring lead. [Rink, NHL, Caps, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Carlson has gotten off to a red-hot start while also taking on more responsibility in the locker room as one of the Caps’ leaders. [NHL]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday night’s win in Chi-town. [Caps, Caps video (Reirden), Chicago Tribune, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • With four assists in his last three games, Carl Hagelin is hoping that his traditionally slow starts are a thing of the past. [WaPo]
  • 32-year-old Nicklas Backstrom is one of the team’s veterans, but he still feels young. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps are off to a decent start but there are still a couple of big questions facing them after 10 games. [NBCSW]
  • The fight for the Caps’ net is one of a couple of position battles currently taking place in the NHL. [THN]
  • ...but don’t write in Samsonov as the starting goalie just yet. [NBCSW]
  • Three players for the Caps that have stood out in the last week. [StarsandSticks]
  • Reasons to believe in both the Capitals and the Oilers. [Puck Prose]
  • Happy 51st birthday to Terry Yake and happy 39th to Matt Pettinger.
  • And finally, best of luck to our SBN pals at Federal Baseball and the Washington Nationals as they get ready for their first World Series appearance tonight!