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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Islanders Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps close out 2019 with a matinee against the Isles, Carlson and Holtby get the ASG call, wrapping up the year and the decade and more.

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • What lies ahead for the Caps this week as the calendar flips from 2019 to 2020? Get a peek in the latest Snapshots. [Rink]
  • Previews of today’s matinee against the Isles from Vogs, NHL, FLM, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Newsday, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • With a bug ripping its way through the locker room and a couple of players dealing with injuries, the lineup for today is... well, a bit of a mystery. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, which included Tom Wilson and Michal Kempny. [Caps video (Reirden, Caps365), NoVa Caps]
  • The rosters have been unveiled for next month’s All-Star Game, with John Carlson and Braden Holtby once again getting the nod for the Caps. [Rink, Caps, Caps video (Holtby), NHL, NBC Sports, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • With Alex Ovechkin choosing to sit out the ASG, it’s been suggested that T.J. Oshie should be his replacement - and is that so crazy? [SLGT]
  • It’s not, and what’s more, you can make it happen by casting your “Last Man In” votes for #77 starting Jan. 1! [NHL]
  • This has been quite the decade for the Caps, who finish the 2010s with more wins than any other franchise. [WaPo]
  • It’s also been a heck of a decade for (most of) the local sports teams, with the Caps loosening the lid on the championship jar. [TheFanDC, NBC4]
  • A look back at some of the best (non-Cup run) moments, milestones and hits over the past decade. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps (and again)]
  • This is probably shocking news, but Alex Ovechkin has pretty much run the show of a number of teams over the last 10 years. [NoVa Caps]
  • 10 things that can define the NHL in 2020. [NHL]
  • The Caps and Flyers started out on a similar path back in 2006-07... but they’ve diverged in the years since. [NoVa Caps]
  • Stars of the week for the last full week of the year. [StarsandSticks]
  • Happy 64th birthday to Gary McAdam.
  • And finally, from all of us at the Rink, a very happy new year to each and every one of you - and here’s to only good things in 2020!