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Thursday Caps Clips: Grounded by the Flyers; Caps @ Rangers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Flyers mop up the Caps and the season series, the Caps move on to Manhattan to try and bounce back and more.

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Greg and Adam chat about the home stretch and the Caps’ playoff push in the latest episode of JRR. [Rink]
  • By all accounts, it seems as though the new guys have been settling in just fine. [Rink]
  • Five astounding facts to thrill at parties and amaze your friends (or at least to make you go “huh, I didn’t know that!”). [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), Flyers, NHL, PHT, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Inquirer (and again), NBCSPhilly, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Broad Street Hockey.
  • It was a scrappy evening to say the least for Tom Wilson, who decided to snap a two-month fighting drought with not one but two scraps. For some reason. [NBCSW]
  • Last night marked the first healthy scratch of the season for Michal Kempny, who continues to search for his groove. [WaPo. NBCSW]
  • Congrats to T.J. Oshie on his 800th career game... even though he could probably name at least a few hundred better ones than last night:
  • Previews of tonight’s visit to MSG from Peerless, NBCSW, and Newsday, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • While the Metro Division race tightens, the top teams have one thing in common this season: questions in net. [Yahoo]
  • Brenden Dillon opens up about the trade that brought him to DC and how he’s getting along with his new teammates. [NHLPA, NBCSW]
  • Now that Dillon is in DC, what’s the state of the Caps’ blueline? [NBCSW]
  • Checking out John Carlson’s individiual contributions in this multi-part look at his 2019-20 season. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Paul Gardner.