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Tuesday Caps Clips: So... No Points?

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ season-opening point streak snaps in their loss to the Bruins, Laviolette knows his team has more to give and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Digging into some of the underlying stats for the Caps, and some interesting trends around the league, over the season’s first three weeks. [Rink]
  • A look at a week that features some new opponents and a bit more rest. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s regulation loss (...what??) from us, Vogs, Caps video (Lavi, Sprong/Vrana, Orlov/Carlson, recap), NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW, Boston Herald, Globe, NBC Boston, NESN, NoVa Caps, Peerless, and RMNB.
  • With the Caps up by a goal, Tom Wilson did what he smartly didn’t do two nights earlier with the Caps up by three - drop the gloves with some no-name Bruin. Unwise. [NBCSW]
  • They’ve scored a lot of goals and won a lot of games, but Coach Laviolette doesn’t think his team is quite there yet when it comes to offense. [NBCSW]
  • Laviolette has focused on bringing fun - and responsibility - back to the Caps’ locker room, and it’s helped keep them afloat through these early challenges. [ESPN]
  • With the pandemic shutting down OHL operations, the Caps were able to assign Connor McMichael to the AHL - and changing his path to the NHL. [106.7 The Fan]
  • Rankings of power. [PHT, NBCSW]
  • A similar deep dive into the Caps’ underlying stats and why all may not be as it seems. [RMNB]
  • One last look at the past week that saw the Caps cling to first in the East. [Caps Outsider, S&S]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday’s OT win. [Caps, S&S]
  • Read this story about a son sacrificing for his ailing mother, the kind people who gave back to him and the team he loves rewarding him. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Lee Norwood, and happy 44th to Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.