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Thursday Caps Clips: Canadiens @ Caps Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Game on.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's 40th anniversary season-opening extravaganza featuring le Canadiens de Montréal from Vogs,, Montreal Gazette, Peerless and Sports Chat Place, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Eyes on the Prize for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • The team's Opening Night roster, presented by Mike Vogel. [Forwards (One, Two), Defensemen, Goalies]
    • There's game notes... [Caps Today]
    • ... and then there's game notes. [@WaltonCaps]
    • From the NHL dot com link above, an amazing stat - in the 2013-2014 season, Alex Ovechkin was plus-3 against Montreal, and minus-38 against the rest of the Lig. He should probably buy them a beer or something.
  • Game day goodies:
    • Don't miss the ceremonial puck drop, feat. Rod Langway, Peter Bondra, Sylvain Cote and Craig Laughlin. [Caps Today]
    • The fan votes are in, and the organization welcomes the next ten men named as the Greatest Caps Players. Add 'em to the previous thirty, and there you have it - 40 for 40. [Capitals]
    • "We’re not going to go to something else when fans really want to see if Michael Latta is winning this fight." The Buddys go behind the scenes with the amazing crew of @CapsGameEnt - the 50 or so fine men and women who bring us the Verizon Center game day experience. [Puck Buddys]
    • Oh hai there 50/50 raffle. [Caps Today]
    • Video tour of the new concessions at the Phone Booth. [Monumental]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Monumental video (Capitals Report, Trotz, Alzner, Chimera, Green, Ovechkin)]
    • The team is ready. [WaPo]
    • The coach is ready... [WashTimes]
    • ... to boss the bench of the team for which he once tried out. [CSNW]
    • The owner is ready... [WaPo]
    • ... to survey, from a respectful distance, the fruits of an offseason of change. [CSNW]
    • Game-Time-Decision Green may or may not be ready. [WaPo]
    • Liam O'Brien is for sure ready, and still pinching himself... [CSNW]
    • ... actually, he's been getting ready for a while now. He just needed the chance to prove it. [GM on a Couch]
    • Andre Burakovsky is ready, except he's going to need a ride to work today... [CSNW, plus adorable video of his day at the DMV with Nathan Walker (Caps Red Line)]
    • ... and perhaps Nicklas Bäckström is ready for a new housemate. [Hockeyramblings]
    • Brooks Orpik is more than ready to be on the other side of an Ovechkin slapper/wrister/one-timer. F'realz. [WaPo]
    • Eric Fehr was ready to take your questions. He even answered a few of 'em. [RMNB]
    • Jay Beagle was finally ready to part with Flipper, Flipper, his folding phone fright'ning. [RMNB]
    • Troy Brouwer is ready for the team to start "playing for each other," and less for the stats sheets. [106.7 The Fan]
    • Hey, Marcus Johansson... shoot! [NBC4]
    • Alex Ovechkin will be ready for even more gr8ness, sez his coach. [CSNW (video), RMNB]
  • On to a new season, and the predictions and prognostications thereof:

  • C'mon, Admiral. [WaPo]
  • Finally, we offer a stick salute and a raised glass to Capitals founder Abe Pollin, who brought hockey to the nation's capital forty years ago today and went on to make this city a better place to live, work and be a sports fan in. This one's for you, Abe. Happy anniversary.