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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Jets come a'calling, the season turns twenty games old, Nate Schmidt is making use of his opportunities and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's shinny with Winni from Vogs (plus game notes),, S&S and Peerless, and check out our SB Nation buddies at Arctic Ice Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • With number one goalie Ondrej Pavelec on the shelf indefinitely after an unfortunate encounter with Shane Doan, the WinniJets have called up their prize tendy prospect and Odessa Jackalopes alum Connor Hellebuyck will join Michael Hutchinson in the WinniNets. By all accounts, he's pretty good. [SI.comTHW]
    • Forward Alex Burmistrov returned to the Jets after two years in the KHL and is finally getting some traction playing the NHL game. [Sun Media]
  • A few leftovers from Monday's win:
    • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
    • Braden Holtby heating up, statistically speaking. [ESPN]
    • Moments That Mattered, improving-Oil-defense edition. [Oilers Nation]
    • Rank this, Rink. [Rink]
  • At the twenty-game mark, let's see how the team stacks up compared to the first twenty games of 2014-2015... [Peerless]
  • Forbes Magazine issued its annual NHL valuation issue, and the Caps ranked favorably in several categories:
    • Overall Team Value - 10th most valuable team at $565 million. Keep rocking that red! [Forbes, and again]
    • Social Media All-Stars - @Ovi8 rakes in teh follows and spits out teh exclamation points. [Forbes]
    • Best Fighters For The Money - Oh hai there Tom Wilson. [Forbes]
  • Nicklas Backstrom does not appear on this list and I demand a recount. [Golf Digest]
  • When opportunity knocks Brooks Orpik off the roster for a few games, be ready. Nate Schmidt was. [WaPo, S&S]
  • Michael Latta appreciates having more of his coach's confidence. [WaPo]
  • Whither Andre Burakovsky? [NVC]
  • Let's talk penalty kill. [CSNMA]
  • Teach your children well, and Jay Beagle is doing just that with son Brandt. [CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Bobble me this, Alex Ovechkin. [CapsOutsider, RMNB, theScore]
  • There's a bunch of stories about the new STRIVR virtual technology. [Sport Techie (and again), Sports Video]
  • The Bears and the Stingrays had a good week... [Caps Outsider, and again]
  • ... as did the Caps' prospects, mostly. [Ibid.]
  • Finally, happy 24th birthday to Philipp Grubauer.