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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps experience a rough landing back home as they fall to the Jackets, Carlson earns 1st star, WADA bans Russia and more.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps have a tough week ahead (and their “easiest” matchup of the week is already in the books as a loss). Check it out in this week’s Snapshot. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), CBJ, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, Post Dispatch, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and The Cannon.
  • The Caps extended their winning streak to six with a perfect run through California, and then came home to do... that. All good things must come to an end. [NBCSW]
  • After a number of accusations about racism, abuse, and other unacceptable actions by coaches over the years, the NHL is at least attempting to fix the culture. [NHL (and again), Sportsnet (and again)]
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency has handed down a four-year ban from international competition, effectively ending Alex Ovechkin’s 2022 Olympic hopes. [WaPo, NBCSW, Yahoo]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps]
  • Congratulations to John Carlson, who earned first star honors after a three-goal, six-point week. [Rink, Caps, NHL, NBCSW, WashTimes, NoVa Caps]
  • Speaking of stars, check in on who among the Caps were the three stars from last week. [StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps have been killing it on the road this season, and through 30+ games no other team in the League can touch them. [NoVa Caps]
  • How does this year’s team stack up against the three Presidents’ Trophy-winning squads that preceded it? [StarsandSticks]