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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Jets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Laine preps to play his idol, Mojo’s mojo, Gr8 expectations and more.

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NHL: Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's joust with the Jets from Vogs (plus game notes), Caps Talk,, NVC, AP, and check out our SB Nation buddies at Arctic Ice Hockey for the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Patrik Laine prepares to play against his childhood hero, Alex Ovechkin. [WaPo, Winnipeg Sun]
  • But keep in mind, young padawan, that tonight is the 60th game for the Gr8 against the Jets/Thrashers. His 43 grapes and 42 apples make for an 85-point franchise fruit basket. [KDRO]
  • The shine has worn off the Alexander Burmistrov Experience. [Jets Nation]
  • Five keys to the game. [Winnipeg Sun]
  • Hey, Marcus Johansson is off to a fast start. Is it sustainable? [CSNMA, WashTimes, WaPo]
  • That first goal, sez Brett Connolly, was coming. And always good to get it out of the way. [CSNMA]
  • This article about “deep offense” doesn’t really make sense, but here’s a link anyway. [Yardbarker]
  • Down Goes Brown surveys the NHL landscape as the calendar turns to November. [Sportsnet]
  • Two wild and crazy Czechs pretend to sit down and concentrate for the most adorable interview ever. [NVC]
  • Congrats to the 2016 inductees into the Hershey Bears Hockey Club Hall of Fame - Mitch Lamoureaux, Mike Mahoney, and Bobby Perreault, as well as Charles “Chuck” Hamilton, who is entering as a builder. [NVC]
  • Will the new MGM casino/entertainment complex siphon business from the Verizon Center? [Patch]
  • Possibly related: Oh hai there e-sports. [ESPN]
  • Finally, Original Gangster Caps blogger Eric McErlain takes a look at the Gr8, and the weight of expectations. [THW]
  • One more - Bauer made it official by filing for bankruptcy in the US and Canada yesterday, and Reuters ran this picture for some reason: