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Friday Caps Clips: Slump? What Slump?

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps snap their home losing streak in style with a 4-0 drubbing of the ‘Canes, another outdoor game awaits next year and more.

Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • It’s time to talk about the Russian elephant in the room, and a challenge facing many of us as fans. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s REGULATION HOME WIN from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Mantha/Vanecek, recap), Canes, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, News & Observer, WHN, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Canes Country.
  • How about Vitek Vanecek, stepping into the net last night and turning aside all 36 shots he faced from Carolina’s high-flying offense?? [NBCSW]
  • Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back... it’s Anthony Mantha! [NBCSW]
  • The Caps have a new date with last night’s opponents on the books: another outdoor game, as the Stadium Series heads to Raleigh. [Caps, NHL, AP, NBCSW]
  • Before last night’s win, the Caps had been in a major slump at home - and it was starting to wear on the players as much as the fans. [NBCSW]
  • For the middle of the three van Riemsdyk brothers, hockey is a family affair. [WHN]
  • Should we be concerned about Connor McMichael’s lack of offensive production? [S&S]
  • Learn about the history of “The Michigan”, what goes into scoring it, and who’s been attempting it lately. [WaPo]
  • Looking at some of the issues behind the Caps’ recent slump and placing blame accordingly. [RMNB]
  • Breaking down the impact of hockey’s recent Russian backlash, and what it means for the future. [ESPN]