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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to get off the schneid as they wrap up their two-game stint in Pittsburgh, faceoffs continue to be a point of pain, goaltending struggles abound and more.

NHL: FEB 14 Capitals at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Tonight’s Caps-Pens game kicks off a week of - wait for it - East Division rivals, with a couple of New Yorkers on tap. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s matchup against the Penguins from Vogs and NBCSW, and as always be sure to check out our SBN partners over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s game.
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s loss in Pittsburgh. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Sunday was the Caps’ third-straight loss to the Penguins this season, an inexplicable stat considering so many things. So why are the Caps winless against them so far? [NoVa Caps]
  • As the Caps head into a key stretch - although in this schedule, is there a stretch that isn’t key? - they’re looking for answers to goaltending questions. [THW]
  • Further to that point, Vitek Vanecek is struggling with shots that, at least mathematically, he should be stopping. [NoVa Caps]
  • John Carlson was pretty well robbed of a Norris Trophy last season... so how’s his campaign for a trophy this year going? [S&S]
  • The Caps have not yet arrived. Uh, maybe someone should tell them the season started. [RMNB]
  • Are the Caps’ struggles in the faceoff circle merely a mental block? [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Colin Forbes, and raise a glass to the memory of Paul Nicholson, who would have been 67 today.