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Friday Caps Clips: Penned In

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fall in the shootout, previews and predictions as the season gets underway and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotzlocker room), NHL.comAPWaPoCSNMAFiCPNoVa CapsRMNB, and from the three rivers, Post-GazettePensburgh.
    • It may have only been the first game of the season, but the animosity and physicality in the Caps-Pens game was in midseason - even postseason - form. [PHTPost-Gazette]
    • Will the NHL be taking a look at this WWE-level slam of Evgeni Malkin by Justin Williams? [CSNMA]
    • Last night featured a banner ceremony for the Penguins that could perhaps inspire the Caps. [WaPoNoVa Caps]
  • Roundtables, predictions, and previews galore as everyone looks at the season ahead. [RinkCSNMAStars and SticksRMNBCarterHud]
  • Some notes on opening nights of the past. [Rink]
  • The chase for the Cup begins once more. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame practice. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinBeagleRinkside Update/Oshie), WaPoCSNMARMNB (pics)]
  • Opening-night lineup featured the Tre Kronor line and the NHL debut of Zach Sanford. [WaPo]
  • The 2016-17 season could prove to be one of the most crucial in recent memory. [RinkTHW]
  • Three keys to the Caps finally winning the Stanley Cup. [THW]
  • How surprise roster player Sanford can succeed this season. [RMNB]
  • It takes guts to be a DC sports fan. And how. [WaPo]
  • Philipp Grubauer talks about his World Cup experience, the pain of losing last year and what lies ahead. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Hershey Bears have set their roster and are ready to open their regular season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Monumental Sports has a new subscription service, where you can watch - among other things - Hershey Bears and Stingrays games. [WaPoUpstart]
  • Where do the Caps rank League-wide when it comes to height, weight and age? [NoVa Caps]
  • Rookie phenom Auston Matthews impressed the Caps with his four-goal debut. [CSNMA]
  • They may not have any championships (yet), but the Caps lead the way in Minnesotans! [Let's Play Hockey]
  • Celebrating true love at center ice. [Washingtonian]