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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recap roundup, Alzner's dogs go shopping, Adam Oates said something about something, and Marty Erat is in denial.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us (with quotes), Vogs, Monumental video (Oates, Holtby, Backstrom, Alzner, Green, Oleksy), and photos],, WaPo, WashTimes, Peerless, CSNW, F Street Faithful, RMNB, DSP, RTR, and for the view from Canes country, News & Observer, Canes Country.
    • Panic? There's no panic in hockey. [CSNW]
    • Hello Sasha my old friend... [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]
    • Going streaking with the Captain. [PHT, RMNB, Capitals Voice (audio)]
    • If you were a bird, John Erskine, what kind of bird would you be? [RMNB]
    • So the new guy Alexander Urbom teed it up at the blueline and, well, it was a pretty shot. [ (video)]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • News and notes from game day:
  • Erskine and Evgeny Kuznetsov highlight yesterday's edition of Japers' Mailbag. [Rink]
  • Martin Erat might be a bit frustrated, but isn't quite to the point of asking for a ticket out of town. Probably. [Eye on Hockey, PHT]
  • Insert clever Hertl pun >here<, and then go read about Adam Oates and Teh Controversy. [WaPo, Puck Daddy, Deadspin, USA Today]
  • Karl Alzner's pups brought their personal shopper to the Kettler pro shop. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Meanwhile, down on the farm (teams):
    • Dmitry Orlov is still committed to making his hockey career in North America.  But first he has to get past a bad case of ... pinkeye? [Patriot-News]
    • Feels like the first time - Hockey 'n' Heels comes to the Giant Center [SHoE]
    • The Reading Royals kick off their preseason on Saturday.  They promise lots of ice time for Stanislav Galiev, Patrick Wey, and Michal Cajkovsky. Pinky swear! [Patriot-News]
    • It's opening weekend for NCAA hockey:
    • Penn State (and Caps prospect Patrick Koudys) kick off their new season tonight against Army, shutdown or no shutdown... [SB Nation College Hockey]
    • ... Riley Barber and the RedHawks play a home-and-home with Ohio State, and Notre Dame (Thomas DiPauli and Austin Wuthrich) will face off twice with Western Michigan.  Caleb Herbert and the Minny-Duluth Bulldogs get two games with Western Michigan... [NCHC Hockey]
    • ...while Travis Boyd and the Golden Gophers are playing host to the annual 4-team Ice Breaker Tournament. [Gopher Sports]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Jason Arnott.

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