Pregame News Links: Blues at Capitals – Back from the Break

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The Washington Capitals start a three-game homestand against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon. Puck drop from Capital One Arena is at 3 PM on NBC Sports Washington. Here are all of the news to get ready for Sunday’s matinee in D.C.: 

Blues

Tarasenko vs. Ovechkin highlight’s Sunday’s matchup (St. Louis Blues)

Giroux has three points to power Flyers past Blues (St. Louis Blues)

More beyond the score: Blues show up late, give Jake Allen little support in loss to Flyers (The Athletic)

Allen back in goal, but Blues are absent in front of him (St. Louis Dispatch)

Schenn’s seen enough of Flyers for one year (St. Louis Dispatch)

Preview: Blues at Washington (St. Louis Dispatch)

Blues defenseman Patteri Lindbolm undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery (FOX Sports)

Hutton likely to start as Blues look for better road luck against Capitals (FOX Sports)

Capitals 

Mr. Trotz Goes to Tampa (Capitals)

Trotz Named NHL All-Star Game Head Coach (Capitals)

Caps Host St. Louis on Sunday (Capitals)

Cooper, Gallant, Laviollete, Trotz named coaches for NHL All-Star Game (NHL.com)

Storylines through halfway point of 2017-18 season (NHL.com)

Blues at Capitals Preview (NHL.com)

Washington Capitals: Second Quarter Review – 2017-18 (NoVa Caps)

Game Preview: Blues @ Capitals (NoVa Caps)

Washington Capitals: That Was the Week That Was – Week 14 (The Peerless Prognosticater)

Washington Capitals: Half and Half – Comparing Seasons at the Halfway Mark – Part III (The Peerless Prognosticater)

The Peerless Prognosticater IS ON THE AIR!!! Game 42: Blues at Capitals, January 7 (The Peerless Prognosticater)

Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blues Game Day (Japers’ Rink)

Five things we learned about the Capitals through the midpoint of the season (Washington Post)

Capitals’ Matt Niskanen and Andre Burakovsky expected to play Sunday vs. Blues (Washington Post)

Alex Ovechkin, known best for scoring goals, is on the cusp of 500 career assists (Washington Post)

Caps Today, 1/7/2018 (Monumental Sports)

Game Notes

Caps look to be at full strength Sunday with Matt Niskanen on track to return vs. Blues (NBC Sports Washington)

Game 42: Capitals vs. Blues Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread (NBC Sports Washington)

First half grades: It’s hard to ask more of Caps than what they’ve accomplished through 41 games (NBC Sports Washington)

6 storylines to watch in the second half of the Caps’ season (NBC Sports Washington)

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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