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Monday Caps Clips: Special Teams Swoon

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Week Two in review, problems with the specialty teams, the Caps celebrate Halloween and more.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume 2. [Peerless, NoVa Caps, AAtJ (with the Metro lowdown), Stars & Sticks (and again)]
  • So, about those special teams [NoVa Caps]:
  • The penalty kill units have allowed goals in four of five games... [WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB]
  • ... at the same time the power play units have been surprisingly ineffective. [CSNMA]
  • Reviewing faceoff metrics for this young season. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps’ new-look third line is starting to gel and generate scoring chances - and goals. [WaPo]
  • With the Western Canadian roadie starting on Tuesday, the Caps cellied Halloween on Sunday with costumes and karaoke. [RMNB (and again and again), NoVa Caps, CSNMA]
  • Finally, the ECHL Idaho Steelheads are proudly celebrating their 20th anniversary, and take special note of their only two alumni currently playing in the NHL - one is a kid who got called up to the Dallas Stars just last Friday, and the other is 2007 Kelly Cup Champion Jay Beagle. [Idaho Statesman]