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Friday Caps Clips: Oh Say Can Oshie

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps down the Habs in a shootout, the first roster cuts are made, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout win from Vogs, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinChorneyHoltbyOshie) and picsNHL.comWaPoCSNMAStars and Sticks, and from la belle province, the Canadiens (with numbers), Montreal Gazette (with pics), Hockey Inside/OutJournal de, and Eyes on the Prize.
  • Projecting the season ahead for Jay Beagle after a career year. [Rink]
  • One year into his new gig, Barry Trotz is working to take the Caps to the next level. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Take a closer look at how the new coach's challenge could impact NHL games. [Sportsnet]
  • "Show me how to Willy!" T.J. Oshie mic'd up is all kinds of magical. [Monumental video]
  • News and notes from camp:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzRinkside Update/Carlson)]
    • The next round of cuts has been made, bringing the roster down to 44. [WaPo]
    • Prospect Chandler Stephenson is having a strong camp - and with the injury situation up the middle, could be a dark horse candidate to make the team. [WaPo]
    • Also looking to crack the squad? Liam O`Brien, who is no stranger to the dark horse role. [WaPo]
    • Taylor Chorney once thought his NHL dream was over - now he's living it. [CSNMA]
    • Is Philipp Grubauer ready to take the leap into the NHL? ...let's hope so. [CSNMA]
    • After two years in the KHL (and a couple of missed paychecks), Mark Dekanich is happy to be back stateside. [WaPo]
  • Bryce Harper is wrapping up a historic season in the MLB - but where does it rank in terms of DC athletes all time? [ESPN980]
  • A couple of storylines to watch as preseason continues, including a potential battle for the backup role. [Stars and Sticks]
  • One of the big questions facing the Caps ahead of the 2015-16 season is whether Nicklas Backstrom can kick that pesky injury bug. [RMNB]
  • Previewing the season ahead for John Carlson. [Peerless]
  • T.J. Oshie has been nervous before. Read all about it. [RMNB]
  • Previewing the Caps from the perspective of Metropolitan Division rival Carolina. [Cardiac Cane]
  • Throwback to Richard Zednik and those glorious Zed Heads. [Stars and Sticks]
  • With the NHL training camp well underway, the AHL isn't far behind. [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Alexandre Volchkov.