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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Oilers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps kick off a four-game Western Canada trip, speed is key, and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • On a line with two playmakers (until recently, of course), Andre Burakovsky has needed to play the role of designated shooter. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's game against the red-hot Oilers from Vogs, Edmonton Journal, Peerless, NoVa Caps,
  • Like phenoms that came before him, Connor McDavid can't really be stopped - you can only hope to contain him. [CSNMA (and again), RMNB]
  • The Oilers are trying to navigate their way through an unusual challenge: success. [CP]
  • Tonight's visit to Edmonton marks the start of a four-game swing through Western Canada. [AP, CSNMA, NoVa Caps]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-flight practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Niskanen, Oshie), FiCP]
  • The key for Barry Trotz's team is to pick up the pace. [CSNMA]
  • As the Caps make their way out west, expect to see Taylor Chorney back on the blueline sooner rather than later. [WaPo]
  • So far, the Caps have gotten a good deal of offense from the defense, but they still want more. [WaPo]