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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals Win Shootout over Flyers; Baltimore Hockey Classic Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's shootout win in Philly, looks ahead to tonight's Baltimore Hockey Classic, hon, and much more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Familiarize yourself with the bigger story lines as the Caps head into a new season. [Rink]
  • Download it, bookmark it (if people still do that), memorize it - it's the Caps' 2013-14 Official Guide. [Capitals (PDF)]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout win from Monumental video (Oates, Rechlicz, Fehr, Leggio), Vogs, Capitals Voice (Carlson goal, Ward goal, Stoa goal and Rechlicz game-winner),, WaPo, CSNW and RMNB (and again).
  • Previews of tonight's Baltimore Hockey Classic (against the Bruins) from Vogs, WaPo and Baltimore Sun, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Mikhail Grabovski: you are cleared for takeoff. [WaPo, CSNW]
  • Eric Fehr on the mad scientist-like experiment to turn him into a center. [Monumental (video), WaPo]
  • When Mike Green gives the generic "best shape of my life" quotes, o want desperately to believe him. [CSNW]
  • Err, Mike "Phosphorus" Green, that is. [Peerless, and find out which Cap is the most silicone-like]
  • There's nothing like a taking a brutal high-stick to the mouth in your first preseason game, is there, Cap'n? [WaPo]
  • More from Ovechkin on criticism, coaching and Sochi. [Puck Daddy]
  • Still more from Ovi on a couple of issues, including the jersey-tuck issue. [CBC]
  • Looking at the likelihood (or lack thereof) of Tom Wilson making the team. [RMNB, and recall our take on the question from last month]
  • Are there 14 goalies in the NHL better than Braden Holtby? [ESPN]
  • Garrett Mitchell is like a sponge when he's around Adam Oates... [WaPo]
  • ... and he made a heck of a trip for the chance to be so intellectually absorbent. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Tyson Strachan brings a bit of sandpaper to the organization, isn't that right, Jason Chimera? [Patriot-News]
  • Previewing the port-side wingers. [DSP]
  • Speaking of left wings, what does 2013-14 hold for Aaron Volpatti? Not a whole heck of a lot. [Peerless]
  • Stanislav Galiev had a stand-up-and-take-notice game in Belleville the other night. [RMNB]
  • Good luck to former Cap Jeff Halpern, who has signed with a Finnish team - hope to see you back playing on this side of the pond soon. [PHT]
  • And speaking of former Caps checking-line centers, Boyd Gordon's gotta be Boyd Gordon for Edmonton. [Hometown Hockey]
  • How to watch hockey at a baseball game. [Slingbox 500 Review]
  • An open letter to Vladimir Putin that kinda sorta tangentially is hockey-related. [Puck Buddys]
  • Finally, happy birthday to Old Man Ovechkin, who turns 28 today (and good luck trying to top this card for him).