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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A quick OT strike drops the Caps in Boston, Williams debuts, Oshie impresses and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Figuring out who starts where when the puck drops. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings from last night's overtime loss to the Bruins from Vogs, Monumental (TrotzSchmidtpictures), and from Beantown, CSNNE (with thoughts on the first and second period), Big Bad Blog, and our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder.
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate/Day 5 of training camp:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzWilliams)]
    • With Nicklas Backstrom on the shelf for the foreseeable future, Evgeny Kuznetsov is being tasked with the top-line center duties. [NHL.comTSN.ca]
    • Michael Latta is looking to make his mark on the Caps this year. [Pressbox DC]
    • Don't call Justin Williams a savior. [WaPo]
    • After missing a year with a wrist injury, Dmitry Orlov is poised to be a triple threat on the Caps' blueline... if he's able to regain his form. [CSNMARMNB]
    • In his third go-round with the Caps, Chris Bourque is still hoping to fulfill his ultimate goal. [WaPo]
    • As new South Carolina goalie Mark Dekanich discovered, playing in the KHL as a foreign player has its pitfalls. [AP]
  • A few leftovers from Monday's win:
    • People in DC are pretty excited about T.J. Oshie - and in his first preseason game, he gave them plenty of reason to be. [WaPo]
    • Of course, that doesn't mean it was an instant success, as Oshie recognizes just how hard it is to keep up with Alex Ovechkin. [CSNMA]
    • Oshie wasn't the only one to impress in the preseason debut; each with something to prove, Tom Wilson and Derek Roy made statements against Carolina. [CSNMA]
    • Lessons learned from the first three-on-three OT experience: don't miss. [WaPo]
  • A couple of Team USA hopefuls are fully in support of the team hiring John Tortorella for next year's World Cup. Masochists. [CSNMA]
  • Drafting Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby is easy... but who are the fantasy hockey sleepers? [USA Today]
  • Aaron Ness is new to the Hershey Bears, but not to the Atlantic Division, where he spent last year as a member of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. [Patriot-News]
  • There are a couple of familiar names - a generation removed - among the top American prospects. [USA Hockey]
  • Imagining the Eastern Conference teams as... hip-hop artists? [Bleedin' Blue]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Milan Novy.