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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Jets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Capitals head north for second half of home-and-home, taking a look at Braden Holtby, John Carlson and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Is John Carlson’s case for the Norris Trophy still airtight? [Rink]
  • Don’t look now, but is Braden Holtby...back? [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s matchup against the Jets from Vogs, Winnipeg Sun, FLM, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and don’t forget to check out our SB Nation pals over at Arctic Ice Hockey for coverage from behind enemy lines tonight!
  • Alex Ovechkin: goal scorer, heavy hitter, and, most recently, father. The Washington Post’s Samantha Pell sat down with Ovechkin and his wife Nastya to get a deeper look into their growing family. [WaPo]
  • The 2018 Caps vs the 2020 Caps: we love a good narrative, so if it ain’t broke don’t fit it? [WaPo]
  • A bit more from the first half of this home-and-home on Tuesday. [Vogs, Stars and Sticks, RMNB]
  • Some notes from yesterday’s practice, during which Todd Reirden announced Ilya Samsonov as the starter for tonight. [NoVa Caps]
  • Hershey Bears winger Kale Kessy was released from the hospital yesterday after losing consciousness during a fight on Tuesday night. Get well soon, Kessy! [NBCSW]
  • With all of the EBUG buzz in the league right now, meet one of the emergency goalies for the Capitals. [Washingtonian]
  • What does the race for the Stanley Cup look like in the aftermath of the trade deadline? [The Athletic]
  • Happy 64th birthday to Mike Kaszycki!
  • Finally, this mystery from January of 2018 was solved yesterday...