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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Break out the umbrellas... looks like we’re in for some weather.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who’s flying high and who’s laying low? Find out in this week’s Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Six games left and three of them are this week - get a look at what lies ahead in the next seven games. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s opening half of the home-and-home with Carolina from Vogs, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, ABC11, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The ‘Canes and Evgeny Kuznetsov have both recently coming under fire for... *checks notes* having fun while playing a game. Jerks. [WashTimes]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s win over the Flyers. [Caps, BSH, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • Tom Wilson is keeping his nose clean and being a good boy since his early-season suspension - and as a result is contributing in a great way. [StarsandSticks]
  • Check out where all of the moving parts fall - and could fall - in the Eastern Conference playoff race. [NHL, WashTimes]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, where we learned that Michal Kempny’s “indefinite” timetable has switched to “long-term”. Ruh-roh. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden), WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Let the cap juggling begin - Lewington down, Siegenthaler up. [Caps (and again)]
  • Siegenthaler and the other depth defensemen are going to have to step up their game in Kempny’s absence. [NoVa Caps]
  • Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Nicklas Backstrom is having a quietly great season. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps did a thing yesterday and you can read about it here if you want. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Robin Bawa.