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Tuesday Caps Clips: Goalie-palooza

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Deep dives into the Caps’ goaltending duo, underlying stats for the team so far and more.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Vitek Vanecek’s last 11 games have been very impressive - and there’s a marked difference (at least in the underlying numbers) from his first 11. [Rink]
  • What does the week ahead hold for the Caps? Find out in the latest Snapshots. [Rink]
  • Count down to 1000 points with the latest addition to the Caps bobblehead collection. [Rink]
  • BREAKING: The NHL has changed the start time for the Caps-Bruins game on 4/20 from 7:00... to 6:30. File that under “good to know but wholly unnecessary”. [Caps]
  • Coach Laviolette knows that Tom Wilson has to be aware of the NHL’s ever-watchful eye - but he also doesn’t want his power forward changing too much about his game. [NBCSW]
  • Injury and suspension have opened the door for Daniel Sprong to be a regular part of an NHL lineup, and he’s taken full advantage of it. [S&S]
  • Checking in on Dmitry Orlov’s performance this season... [NoVa Caps]
  • ...and tracking some statistical trends for the Caps over their first 31 games. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps took a leap of faith sticking with their young goaltending tandem this season, and so far it’s paid off. [WashTimes]
  • So how has Samsonov compared to backup-turned-starter-turned-backup Vanecek since returning? [S&S]
  • The Caps are on the rise in some of the latest power rankings. [PHT, The Score]
  • Both the Wizards and Caps have followed their outdoor sports brethren in petitioning the city for fan attendance - but they’re willing to be patient as DC slowly reopens. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Nolan Baumgartner, happy 63rd to Bengt-Ake Gustafsson, happy 28th to Dmitrij Jaskin and happy 33rd to Michal Neuvirth.