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Tuesday Caps Clips: Philly Fisticuffs

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's fight-filled loss in Philly, previews of the season ahead, Winter Classic updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's feisty loss from Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzFehrKuznetsovJohanssonLatta), WaPoCSNWBSHAPNJ.comCourier-Post Online.
    • Barry Trotz had some tough words for his penalty-prone squad after a string of infractions cost them the game. [CSNW]
    • Speaking of penalties... there may have been a disagreement or two in this one. [CSNW]
    • The Caps' roster against the Flyers consisted of many candidates vying for one of a few open spots in the blueline reserves. [WaPo]
    • Sunday night was Andre Burakovsky's 2014 preseason debut; last night marked the first preseason outing ever for another young talent, Evgeny Kuznetsov. [CSNW]
    • Craig Laughlin: traitor, or the only voice worth listening to on last night's broadcast? Let's go with the latter. [WaPo]
  • Your Capitals Minute for today. [Capitals Voice]
  • Praise of Burakovsky for his offensive prowess, Ovechkin for his defensive (!!!) commitment and more in the always great 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Notes from camp:
    • Caps' prospect Burakovsky was asked to take a stab at playing center, and his growth in that role is already paying dividends. [WaPoWashTimes]
    • Drafted in 2013, defenseman Tyler Lewington has made himself a surprise standout - and surprise roster player in the preseason - thanks to his "meat-and-potatoes" style of play. [WaPo]
    • Preseason games are giving some young NHL hopefuls their first taste of the good life. [WaPo]
    • While a couple dozen of their pals headed up I-95 to take on the Flyers, the rest of the campers took part in a little intra-squad scrimmage. [Capitals OT (and again)]
    • After spending much of the 2013-14 season on the sidelines with injuries, training camp is marking a return to action for Tomas Kundratek and Garrett Mitchell. [Patriot-News]
  • Looking ahead to the official start of the 2014-15 season:
    • Five things to watch during preseason. [THW]
    • Previewing and projecting 2014-15 for Brooks Laich. [Stars and Sticks]
    • A look at the 2014-15 squad. [ESPN]
  • Winter Classic news and updates:
    • This year's game will be Brooks Orpik's fourth outdoor experience, a resume that has spanned any number of weather conditions over the years. [The Score]
    • While he and others have been in Winter Classics before, however, the Caps are planning to enjoy every minute of this one. []
    • The full reveal and press conference will be today at noon... but could this be the Caps' Winter Classic logo? [RMNB, Puck Daddy]
    • And speaking of leaks, was the site confirmed before it was confirmed? [WWN]
    • Whatever - the road to the Winter Classic starts here today. [Capitals Voice]
  • A look at Orpik and what to expect from a 34-year-old defenseman. [BrooksLaichyear]
  • Alex Ovechkin took a picture of himself with alcohol on his birthday and was tired after a really hard skating drill, so obviously he did no work this summer. Seems legit. []
  • Projecting the top 300 NHL scorers, with some out of shape lad near the top of the pack. []
  • Signed back in July, defenseman Jon Landry provides even more organizational depth on the blueline. [Patriot-News]
  • Michael Latta making a cameo in an awesome picture in which he's flipping head over heels - and then tweeting about it - can only mean one thing: Hockey's back, baby! [WaPo]
  • Follow the cameras as they follow Jakub Vrana around for a day during last week's rookie camp. [Monumental video]
  • Justin Peters has an awesome new mask that doesn't exactly follow the traditional uber-patriotic route taken by DC's netminders. Aw, puppy! [RMNB]
  • Trotz answers 16 questions about himself, and admits to being a Ravens fan for some reason. [Washingtonian]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to the great #66... Milan Novy.