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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Stars Game Day

Dec 15, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) makes a save on Washington Capitals center Dylan Strome (17) as Stars defenseman Colin Miller (6) defends in the first period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The boys are back in tooooown…and they’re getting ready to take on the Dallas Stars. Previews of tonight’s cross-conference battle from Vogs, the Stars, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to swing by our FHF pals over at Defending Big D for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Checking in with the coach and team as they hit the ice back at Medstar for the first time after the road trip. [Caps video (Carbery, TvR, McMichael, Caps365)]
  • Some positive news out of practice was the appearance of T.J. Oshie in a non-contact jersey, although still no timetable on his return. [THN]
  • Beck Malenstyn…offensive powerhouse? [Pokechecked by Murphy]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov talked about being scratched and has a plan to stay in the lineup: play better. Yes, please. [NHL]
  • Okay but if that doesn’t pan out and the Caps decided to ship him out…where could they send him? Here are a few options. [THW]
  • Are the Caps and Blue Jackets plotting something? [THW]
  • Somehow Andrew Cristall – he of the two-points-per-game pace in the CHL, no bigs – was left off of Team Canada’s preliminary World Juniors roster. [RMNB]

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