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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Senators Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps head to Ottawa to close out January

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NHL: JAN 07 Senators at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals had a rough go of it on Wednesday night and made several costly mistakes, including a big misplay from Braden Holtby that led directly to a goal against. How did coach Todd Reirden react? [Rink]
  • Previews for tonight’s tilt against the Senators from Vogs, AP, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FLM, and NBCSW, and be sure to check out our SB Nation friends over at Silver Seven for coverage from behind enemy lines tonight.
  • A few more things regarding Wednesday’s “hockey” “game” against the Predators: Vogs, RMNB, Stars and Sticks, On the Forecheck, and Humber News.
  • How does Todd Reirden motivate his players both on and off the ice? Samantha Pell at the Washington Post took a look. [WaPo]
  • The Caps have a pretty important game coming up on Sunday: the season’s first matchup against Pittsburgh. This raises a pretty important question: who starts in net? [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals’ third line is really clicking now, which is definitely an encouraging sign. [NoVa Caps]
  • Which goalies might be on the move before the trade deadline? The podcast crew over at The Hockey News chatted about a few options. [THN]
  • NBCSW’s JJ Regan discusses goaltending, defense, the power play, and more in the second half of his latest mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • A Capitals fan went viral on Twitter for his collection of jerseys representing the lineup the Caps iced on June 7, 2018; The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir caught up with him and asked about his collection of 60-plus sweaters. [The Athletic]
  • The Seattle expansion draft is over a year away, but what might it look like for the Capitals? [NBCSW]
  • Pupdate: the Caps and MSE officially welcomed Scout, the organizations’ second service dog in training. 12/10 would boop on the nose! [Capitals, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, Happy 36th Birthday to Mikhail Grabovski!