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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prevail in the skillz competition, the team announces another round of training camp cuts, and everyone’s pretty excited about Zach Sanford.

NHL: Preseason-St. Louis Blues at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's preseason win over the Blues. [Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), Dump-n-Chase, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, NoVa Caps]
  • Point: Zach Sanford impressed in his move to wing. [WaPo]
  • Counterpoint: Or maybe he looked a little tentative, but anyway Alex Ovechkin had 17 shot attempts and the goalies were good. Taylor Chorney, on the other hand... [CSNMA]
  • TJ Oshie worked his magic in the shootout versus his old team. [NoVa Caps, RMNB, CSNMA (full shootout)]
  • Coach sez the Sill/Carey/Walker line was key to the victory. [CSNMA]
  • Earlier in the day the team announced their next round of camp cuts, reassigning Jakub Vrana, Riley Barber, Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos, Darren Dietz, Garrett Mitchell, Liam O’Brien and goaltender Vitek Vanecek to Hershey. [WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps]
  • As for Vrana, Coach Trotz still forsees a long Capitals career for him. [CSNMA]
  • Mitch Korn has the task of getting his goalie tandem ready for the regular season workload when their training schedules were somewhat disrupted by the World Cup of Hockey. [Dump-n-Chase, CSNMA]
  • Philipp Grubauer is ready for the season with his new mask:

Philipp Grubauer's mask art saga continues . Here comes the 6th chapter of his mask series "The Desolation Of Grubi"... Every mask chapter is totally unique, and it shapes a design that live and breath Washington Capitals⭐️. Since it is a design for the Capital city, the design is inspired from the US flag . The design is also inspired from the older Capitals logos, and for sure all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX is here... ✨ @philippgrubauer31 @capitals @nhl #DaveArt #DaveArtCreativity #nhl #DaveArtTheGameChanger

Posted by DAVEART.com on Monday, October 3, 2016
  • Oh, here’s some news - Marcus Johansson’s return from his LBI is a bit further away. Ah, well. [WaPo]
  • This story is about players finding value in yoga and pilates, but offhandedly reveals that Brooks Orpik wasn’t even able to start skating until early September. [WaPo]
  • Watch out world, here comes Nathan Walker. [WaPo]
  • Oh hai there birthday boy Justin Williams! There are 35 candles on his cake today.