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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The USA topples Canada in their exhibition opener, Oshie has a love-hate relationship w/ artillery and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • It's time once again to celebrate the best of the Metro (and piss off fans of at least three teams each week)! First up... the goalies. [Rink]
  • The Japers' Rink Radio crew takes a look at the Islanders. [Rink]
  • With nine player reps and one coach, the Caps are all over the map at the World Cup. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • In a somewhat surprising outcome, the USA downed Canada in their first exhibition meeting last night, a scrappy and scrum-filled 4-2 victory. Rematch tonight! [NHL.com (and again), CBJNoVa Caps]
  • Canada and Russia don't face each other until Wednesday, but Braden Holtby is already concerned about one Russian sniper... and it's not Alex Ovechkin. [CSNMA]
  • Good Canadian boy and mensch Holtby pays tribute to the Tragically Hip and their ailing frontman, Gord Downie, with a special WC mask to be auctioned off for charity. [SportsnetVicePuck Daddy]
  • T.J. Oshie is not a fan of the Columbus cannon. Well, that is unless it's being fired for his team. [NHL.comBlue Jackets Xtra]
  • Previewing Andre Burakovsky's 2016-17 season... [Peerless]
  • ...and that of Jay Beagle. [Peerless]
  • Justin Williams is back in town and ready to get back to work so he can keep up with his soon-to-be World Cup-seasoned 'mates. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 34th birthday to Staffan Kronwall.