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Monday Caps Clips: Is it Tuesday Yet?

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The season is two games old and already conclusions can be drawn... or not.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume One. [Peerless, and In Lou We Trust checks out the Metro Division]
  • With two games down and eighty to go, what have we learned?
    • Early season trends. [Capitals Voice]
    • The defense is performing according to plan. [WaPo]
    • "You can’t have a pass-first mentality in a shoot-first league." Looking at you, Marcus Johansson. [CSNW]
    • Healthy, productive Mike Green is like super duper important. [WaPo]
    • "It's really fun for Andre that it started so well, then he gets confidence directly." Proud papa Nicklas Backstrom is happy for Burra's success. [Aftonbladet]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday's Caps-Bruins game:
    • Vogel's post-game notebook. There are some records ready to fall, folks. [Dump 'n' Chase]
    • Braden Holtby has the best game prep routine in the league, and has a half-decent croquet shot. [DC Sports Nexus]
    • The good, the bad, and the Corsi. [GM on a Couch, Mark's Musings]
    • That Abe Lincoln hat/beard combo - still weird. [WaPo]
    • BruinsNation is having a hard time dealing with this loss. A mind-meltingly hard time. [Caps Outsider (extremely NSFW video)]
    • The new Rogers teevee package for Hockey Night in Canada meant that at least some viewers north of the border got to see Caps-Bruins, which is kind of cool... [Tip of the Tower]
    • ... except for Don Cherry, probably. [RMNB]
  • The Hershey Bears look to get into the win column tonight with a rematch against the Norfolk Admirals. Pheonix Copley gets his first AHL start. [Patriot-News]
  • Prospect watch:
    • Former assistant coach Bob Woods was finally able to coach his Saskatoon Blades squad to their first victory of the season in their seventh game. Here's to many more, Woody. [Star Phoenix]
    • Former Hershey Bench boss Mark French has his Calgary Hitmen in second place in the Central with a 4-3-0-1 record. [Calgary Sun]
    • Riley Barber and the Miami RedHawks split their opening weekend series with Bowling Green. He had a goal in their 3-2 loss on Friday and an assist in their 3-2 win on Sunday. [RedHawks Athletics]
    • Madison Bowey is 3-10-13, +9 in 6 GP for Kelowna this season. Guess he's doing alright.
    • 2014 fifth round draft pick Shane Gersich led his USHL Omaha Lancers to their first victory with a pair of goals against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. He is 1-3-4, even, in 5GP and is the Lancers' points leader. []
    • 2013 second round draft pick Zach Sanford got the first start of his university career when Boston College opened its season at UMass-Lowell on Saturday, but he was absent for the third period due to "dizziness." [SB Nation College Hockey]
    • 2013 seventh round draft pick defenseman Tyler Lewington was named captain of the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers. In 7GP he is 1-5-6, plus-10, and in 8 games the Tigers have allowed a mere 12 goals. [MH News]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Paul Cavallini.