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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Hurricane Slavin sinks the Caps in the skills competition, Sanford snipes, Metro previews and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Get ready for the new season with SB Nation’s 2016-17 preview here; and get ready for Caps hockey with the Rink’s preview here.
  • Recaps and other assorted musings about the Caps’ shootout loss at Carolina from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Caps room), CSNMA, Canes Country and NoVa Caps.
  • Zach Sanford helped his case for a roster spot with a nifty game-tying goal in the third. [CSNMA (video), RMNB]
  • Matt Niskanen helped himself to an early shower after he fought with Phillip DiGiuseppe to defend Taylor Chorney’s honor, or something. [RMNB]
  • The preseason lineups don’t lie - Evgeny Kuznetsov figures to see a bit more time on the top line this season. [WaPo]
  • Previewing the Rangers’ upcoming season. Will they be the usual thorn in Washington’s side? [Rink Radio]
  • Oh hai there Holts and Backis:

The boys looking sharp for their @dcmagazine shoot!

A photo posted by Monumental Sports Network (@monsportsnet) on

  • First in the Metro, sayeth Scott Burnside, but the Caps must guard against complacency. [ESPN]
  • Second in the Metro, because Pittsburgh. [HB]
  • Ted Leonsis has his captain’s back, lunch with Under Armour’s Kevin Plank, a new Arena Football League team and a lot to say about all of it with Alex Prewitt. [SI.com]
  • Finally, happy 57th birthday to John Blum.
  • One more - Hurricane Matthew is currently battering Charleston and much of Fla/Ga/Carolinas. We’ll be keeping them in our thoughts and helping when and how we can.