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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Panthers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps take a quick jaunt to Florida for a meeting with the Cats, checking in on the 2018 Cup team alumni, and more.

Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Tonight the Caps will face off against old pal Brett Connolly - but before they do, see how he and the rest of the former Caps from the Cup run are doing. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s prowl with the Panthers from Vogs, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and Field Level Media, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Litter Box Cats for a preview and the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The addition of Radko Gudas and Garnet Hathaway has given the Caps more of a hard-hitting presence - and allowed Tom Wilson to focus more on just playing hockey. [WaPo]
  • After a promising rookie campaign, Jonas Siegenthaler carried high hopes with him into this season; so far he’s delivered. [StarsandSticks]
  • Checking in with the team ahead of their flight to Florida. [Caps video (Reirden, Caps 365), NoVa Caps]
  • Takeaways and power rankings from the first month of the season. [NYTimes, SI]
  • One big takeaway: John Carlson may already have the Norris Trophy locked up. [StarsandSticks]
  • Merely finding the money to re-sign Braden Holtby isn’t enough to solve the upcoming goaltending problem (“problem”?) for the Caps. [NBCSW]
  • With some of the Caps’ wounded forwards nearing a return, Liam O’Brien’s brief call-up has come to an end. [Caps]
  • Remember that cute little mite and his very hungry tarantula? Catch up with both in their post-internet fame glow. [Caps video]