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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps fall to the Sharks, to hit or not hit the panic button, trade rumors and more.

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NHL: JAN 26 Sharks at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Capitals are having a bad stretch of games, but the situation is not as dire as you think. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings from last night’s Washington Capitals loss to the San Jose Sharks from us, Vogs, WaPo ($), AP, NHL, Caps video (recap, condensed game, Coach Laviolette, Eller/Carlson, Kempny/Sprong) WHN, NBCSW (and again), NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, and SB Nation pals Fear the Fin.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov reflects on analytics and his affinity for Google Sheets. [WHN]
  • Conor Sheary has been an unexpectedly important part of the Capitals’ lineup so far this season. [NBCSW]
  • The coaches want more from Daniel Sprong. [WHN]
  • What the heck is happening with the Capitals’ power play? [NoVa Caps]
  • A few pieces of news from yesterday’s morning skate, including injury updates on Jensen and Oshie. [Vogs, WHN, NoVa Caps]
  • They might be in a slump, but the Caps aren’t panicking yet. [NBCSW]
  • They might not be panicking, but there are certainly things the Caps need to address in order to right the ship. [Athletic ($)]
  • After reporting that the Capitals are interested in Marc-Andre Fleury, Elliotte Friedman said on the Jeff Marek Show yesterday that Fleury might not be interested in the trade. [WHN]
  • Hath’s Heroes, a program started by Garnet and Lindsay Hathaway, is collaborating with Mindful Junkies to provide mindfulness training for DC area first responders. [Caps]
  • The Capitals need help in net, but is Braden Holtby a viable solution? [S+S]
  • Fear not, Caps fans, it looks like the Oilers are the most likely destination for Evander Kane. [RMNB]
  • See where the Capitals fall in this week’s NHL power rankings from The Hockey News, and also which NFL team they resemble. [THN]
  • If you don’t like those power rankings, check out the latest edition from ESPN. [ESPN]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Brian Engblom!