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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Lightning Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps attempt to win a game on home ice with the Bolts in town, the team has a great practice after a players-only meeting and more.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s bout with the Bolts from Vogs, Lightning, NBCSW, AP, FLM, Peerless, and be sure to swing by our SB Nation pals over at Raw Charge for the view from behind enemy lines.
  • News and notes after yesterday’s practice, including updates from a couple of the guys. [Caps video (Oshie, TvR), WHN, NoVa Caps]
  • This latest slump has led to a couple of players-only chats as the Caps look to reestablish their winning ways and find their identity. [NBCSW]
  • After putting together a strong run, Vitek Vanecek has fallen off his game of late - returning to something everyone loves: a team with no clear #1 netminder. [WaPo, NBCSW, S&S]
  • Tarik’s got all the goalie goods in part 1 of his latest mailbag. [The Athletic ($)]
  • The Caps have a new-look fourth line with the addition of deadline day acquisition Johan Larsson, and the trio is hoping they can find their groove quickly. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Bob Crawford, happy 51st to Trevor Halverson, happy 43rd to Matthew Yeats and happy 52nd to goaltending legend Olie Kolzig!