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Tuesday Caps Clips: Busted in Beantown

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A rough first period hands the Caps their first loss to Boston in eons, mourning the loss of Alex Luey and more.

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, PHT, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Globe, NBCSB, NoVa Caps, RMNB.
  • This was a feisty one, with both Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie getting involved in some physical stuff. [The Score]
  • Alex Ovechkin has won two consecutive Richard trophies; David Pastrnak may be the one to break Ovechkin’s streak. [NBCSW]
  • Sending condolences to the Luey family, as Alex Luey - a special fan and friend of the Caps, and particularly Ovechkin - lost his three-year battle with cancer. [NHL, NBCSW, PHT]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Jensen)]
  • The Caps’ blueliners have been stepping up their offense of late. [WaPo]
  • Nicklas Backstrom’s comfort level with the team gave him the confidence and the desire to negotiate his next contract sans agent. [WaPo]
  • He’s been voted in (again) as a captain at this year’s All-Star Game, but Alex Ovechkin has not yet confirmed whether or not he will attend. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday night’s win over Tampa. [StarsandSticks, RMNB, Reuters]
  • Looking back at last week for the Caps and the division. [Peerless, StarsandSticks]
  • Counting down the ten best NHLers of the decade. [THN]
  • The 2010s have certainly been a decade to remember for the Capitals. Here’s hoping the same hardware awaits them in the decade ahead. [NBCSW]
  • ‘Twas the night before Capsmas... [Peerless]
  • What might be on the Caps’ Christmas lists? [NoVa Caps]
  • All we want for Christmas is the Caps in funny outfits lip-syncing with a dog. Hey, thanks Santa!
  • And of course check out the great behind-the-scenes footage. (Caps video)
  • Finally, here’s wishing all who celebrate this week a safe, happy and healthy holiday!