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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Oilers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps take their winning streak to Edmonton to face the rejuvenated Oilers, everyone’s talking about Carlson and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s showdown in Edmonton from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and FLM, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Copper and Blue for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps climb the ladder in this week’s Super 16. [NHL]
  • For some reason everyone is talking about John Carlson and some Nor-ris Trophy these days. Weird. [WaPo, Fansided, RMNB, Puck Prose]
  • While Carlson is shouldering the bulk of the offensive load so far, the aim of the Caps’ new system is for the defense to get more aggressive and chip in more. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s win in Calgary. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, Flamesnation, Matchsticks & Gasoline]
  • Exploring why Jakub Vrana has been relegated to the third line and more in the latest mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • T.J. Oshie is currently tied for the team lead in goals; he’s also shooting at an insane 31.8% rate. So what happens when that shooting percentage drops? [StarsandSticks]
  • Garnet Hathaway has been a welcome addition to the Caps’ lineup. [THW]
  • The road trip will keep the Caps away when the World Series shifts back to DC this weekend, but rest assured they will be keeping close tabs on their Nats pals. [Edmonton Sun]
  • Holtby’s contract situation, the Caps’ new system and John Carlson’s hot start all get a mention in this week’s 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Hugs to everyone! #FinishtheFight