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Wednesday Caps Clips: A Game of Inches

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps drop a close contest to wrap up the road trip, looking at Monday’s trade deadline from team, division and leaguewide perspectives and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • What areas of the Caps’ game should - and shouldn’t - concern us right now? [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Eller, Schultz, recap), NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW, Newsday, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB and LHH.
  • It’s hard to blame the defense when you lose a 1-0 game, but the Caps gave up a ton of shots (and the lone goal) in the third last night - and they know they can be better. [NBCSW]
  • With just over 20 games remaining, thoughts shift to the playoff picture and who the Caps, should they be postseason-bound, may face. [NBCSW]
  • Taking a look at how each of the East Division teams shapes up ahead of the trade deadline... [NoVa Caps]
  • ...and what each of the 31 teams in the NHL should do at this year’s deadline. [PHT]
  • As far as the Caps are concerned, it’s likely that the team atop the East Division will only be looking to fine tune the lineup... although one never knows. [THW]
  • Finally, welcome back, baseball!