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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Golden Knights Game Day

Jan 24, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reaches for the puck as Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) looks on during the first period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who’s hot? Who’s not? Checking in with this week’s Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s match against the Cup champs from Vogs, AP, FLM, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to swing by our FHF pals over at Knights on Ice for the view from behind enemy lines.
  • The return of Nic Dowd has brought back the identity of the team’s fourth line. [WaPo]
  • Recent hot streaks from some Metropolitan teams – including our very own Capitals – is a reminder that the Metro division remains the most competitive in the NHL. [THN]
  • So what about that recent hot streak? Digging into some numbers and trends over the first month of Caps’ hockey. [Pokechecked by Murphy, Monumental, S&S]
  • Rasmus Sandin continues to work on his 200-foot game. [NoVa Caps]
  • Updates from yesterday’s practice, including some injury news on the many, many bumps and bruises in the lineup. [Caps video (Carbery, Dowd, Caps365, THN, NoVa Caps, WHN]
  • Just a few months after announcing his retirement, former Cap Carl Hagelin has a new gig – as a scout for the Minnesota Wild. []
  • Taking a look at one prospect from each of the 32 teams who is off to a hot start in his respective development league. [The Score]
  • Finally, happy 79th birthday to Rod Seiling, happy 67th to Jim Bedard, happy 47th to Brad Church, and happy 21st to Vincent Iorio – and raise a glass to the memory of local legend Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, who would have turned 81 today.

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