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Monday Caps Clips: Burra Buries Buffalo; Caps @ Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Barry Trotz's first Caps preseason game is a victory, Andre Burakovsky's first NHL goal is a game-winner, the Flyers are on tap tonight, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • If you missed any of this weekend's Clips, un-miss them here.
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shutout win from us (here's the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Copley, Ovechkin, Burakovsky),, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, video highlights), WashTimes, Caps Outsider, DSP, and from Shuffalo, Die by the Blade.
  • Previews of tonight's split-squad special in Philly - or at least a picture of tonight's preliminary roster. [@AdamVingan]
  • Speaking of previews (and our pal Adam Vingan), his take on the upcoming campaign for NHL-dot-com. [ (and again and again)]
  • The Caps' dressing room at the Verizon Center got some upgrades this summer - new darker-wood stalls, brushed aluminum benches, and a roped-off Weagle logo on the floor. [RMNB, CSNW, Inside Hockey, @JapersRink]
  • Your top-five games to watch in 2014-15. [Capitals Voice]
  • Last season was pretty darn good for Joel Ward, and he's hoping Trotz can help him make this one even better. [WaPo]
  • Injured defenseman Dmitry Orlov sez he's pain-free but won't be suiting up for the Caps anytime soon. [WaPo]
  • Crystal ballin' Alex Ovechkin ... [Peerless]
  • ... and Michael Latta . [Ibid.]
  • "On the ice you shouldn’t apologize for anything. You should show that you’re here to play hockey. Off the ice you can be low-key." Nicklas Backstrom has some advice for young Burra. [CSNW]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Harvie Pocza.