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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Raleigh for yet another meeting with the ‘Canes, midseason reviews, a look ahead at 2020 and more.

NHL: DEC 28 Capitals at Hurricanes Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • We offer up our thoughts on the Capitals’ first half of the season in the latest Rink Roundtable. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s return to Raleigh from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW, FLM, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including a visit with new papa Nic Dowd. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Dowd)]
  • There are a number of reasons why the Caps have seemingly hit a midseason lull - now they need to find their way again. [WaPo]
  • Breaking down the second quarter of the season. [NoVa Caps]
  • And looking ahead to some of the storylines that will be the focus of the season’s second half and playoff push. [NBCSW]
  • Setting expectations for the next 12 months. [THW]
  • Power rankings and New Year’s resolutions for each of the 31 teams. [ESPN]
  • The Caps’ power play has gone ice cold; so how can they fix it? [NBCSW]
  • Checking in on the organization’s prospect pool for the past month. [NoVa Caps]
  • Counting down the top-five playmakers of the past decade. [THW]
  • How is the Norris Trophy race shaking out? [The Score]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Steve Poapst, and happy 46th to Stefan Ustorf.