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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Red Wings Game Day (?)

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Stay tuned.

NHL: DEC 11 Red Wings at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The top line in podcasting is back together to discuss some of the topics at hand regarding our blessed Caps. [Rink]
  • The NBA has suspended their season after one of the players tested positive for coronavirus; the NHL will make a determination today whether to follow suit. [NHL, Caps, NBCSW]
  • Prior to the NBA news, the Caps and Wizards were still planning to hold games in defiance of the city’s recommendation to avoid non-essential mass gatherings. Good plan. [WaPo (and again), NBC4, Bloomberg]
  • If the NHL makes the decision to keep allowing fans attend games, it’s up to us as fans to make the responsible choice and stay home. [FTW]
  • ...but really, the NHL needs to follow suit, ASAP. Better to act now and be seen as too cautious than to risk something much worse happening. [WaPo]
  • Previews of tonight’s possible game that may or may not be taking place against the Red Wings from NBCSW, Reuters, Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Winging it in Motown for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Checking in with the team at yesterday’s practice out at Medstar. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden), NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps continue to slip down the super 16 this week, to no one’s surprise. [NHL]
  • It’s their general lack of consistency and execution that has them slipping in those rankings and clinging to first in the Metro as the playoffs approach. [WaPo]
  • One player who has been pretty consistent all season is Lars Eller, who is in the middle of a career season. [Caps]
  • Richard Panik doesn’t have that same level of consistency to his game this year but he has found new life in his new role on the fourth line. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Tyler Larter, and happy 43rd to Brent Johnson.