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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to snap a three-game skid and even up the two-game series with the Flyers, a trio of Caps return to practice and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The pandemic continues to take its toll on NHL lineups and is unnecessarily putting players, coaches and staff at risk. With a vaccine gradually becoming available, it’s time for the NHL to pause the season - and protect their players. [Rink]
  • Take a look at the week ahead for the Caps (a week which got a lot lighter after this was posted). [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s rematch against the Flyers from Vogs, Philly Inquirer, AP, and once again be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Reminder: tonight’s game is at 6:00 PM!
  • As more players get added to the COVID list, another set of games got rescheduled yesterday - including the upcoming Caps-Sabres series. [Rink, Caps, WaPo, NBCSW, ESPN]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, which featured the welcome return of Ilya Samsonov, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Schultz. [Caps video (Laviolette, Schultz, Kuznetsov, Maillet), The Score, NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Both Kuznetsov and Samsonov had some symptoms from their bout with the coronavirus - scary, but glad to see they’re on the mend. [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • A few leftovers from a sad Super Bowl Sunday outing by the Caps. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • His team may have lost the game, but Alex Ovechkin was back to his old tricks with a four-point explosion on Sunday. [Puck Prose]
  • The Caps were able to stay afloat for a while despite missing many key players... but it’s possible the roster has hit its breaking point. [NBCSW]
  • Turns out goaltending has been an issue around the League. [ESPN]
  • One more look back at a rare week without any points in the standings for the Caps. [Caps Outsider]
  • Former Cap Brooks Orpik talks Cup memories and what it takes to move up the hockey ranks today. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Neil Sheehy, and happy 26th to Andre Burakovsky.