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Wednesday Caps Clips: Sluggish Start

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: ...ugh.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Brett Connolly is having a career season - and this underlying stat might explain why. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (locker room, Reirden, recap), CBJ, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, Post-Dispatch, RMNB, NoVa Caps, and The Cannon.
  • A few leftovers from Monday’s win over the Kings. [Caps, RMNB, LA Times]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov’s English is really coming along - even if the PR staff isn’t such a fan of some of the words he’s picked up. [WaPo]
  • Well, things looked good when they left, at least... [WashTimes]
  • The Caps are hoping to use this six-game road trip to cement their team chemistry. [Caps]
  • What the Caps must do as they hit the road for their longest road trip since 2011. Hopefully step 1 is the opposite of whatever they did last night. [NBCSW]
  • Dispelling a couple of myths surrounding the 2018-19 Capitals. [Puck Prose]
  • Investigating the pros and cons of bringing back old friend Marcus Johansson before the deadline. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s morning skate. [Dump ‘n Chase]
  • The Bears have been hot lately, and one reason for their improvement has been the play of Caps’ prospect Connor Hobbs. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Brad Norton.