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Saturday Caps Clips: Hitting a Low Note

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A sloppy Caps’ team can’t get going against the visiting Blues, Carlson talks about his injury, digging into Protas’s performance and more.

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St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, locker room, recap), AP, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, Post-Dispatch ($), WHN, NoVa Caps, and RMNB.
  • The Caps’ lack of attention to detail is costing them wins, and they’ve got no room for that anymore if they have any hope of a playoff spot. [NBCSW]
  • John Carlson opens up about the very scary injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Christmas, as the blueliner prepares for a return to the lineup. [The Athletic ($)]
  • Even if the Caps can’t make the postseason, their pending UFAs have something to prove in order to get their next contract - either here or elsewhere. [Caps Outsider]
  • Speaking of free agents, could the Caps maybe target one of the Coyotes’ soon-to-be UFAs? [NoVa Caps]
  • Taking a look at how Aliaksei Protas has been managed this season, and how he’s performed. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Brantt Myhres, happy 51st to Craig Johnson, happy 39th to Jonas Johansson, happy 45th to Jan Bulis, and happy 46th to Zdeno Chara!

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