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Wednesday Caps Clips: Oshie's Finnish-ing Touch

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Oshie and Carlson help USA to victory, looking ahead to the final exhibition games and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Talking with T.J. Oshie about playing for Team USA yet again, and why it never gets old. [Rink]
  • Speaking of Oshie, he scored the opening tally and John Carlson picked up an assist on the eventual game-winner as Team USA wrapped up exhibition play with a 3-2 win over Finland. [WCHAPCSNMANoVa CapsMonumental video]
    • Check out Oshie's slick goal:
  • He'll have his work cut out for him should he get into a game, but it's not like Braden Holtby gets to take it easy in practice as he faces a veritable All-Star Team of Canadian shooters. [CSNMA]
  • Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin is hoping for better play from himself and his team in their final warmup against Canada. [WCH]
  • Philipp Grubauer talks about facing teammate Nicklas Backstrom and the Swedes in tonight's exhibition game. [Monumental video]
  • Backstrom and chums took to the ice at Kettler for one last practice before their matchup with Team Europe. [NoVa Caps]
  • Previewing Team Russia... [EotP]
  • ...and Team USA. [EotP]
  • Matt Niskanen was able to turn a strong season with the Caps into a spot on Team USA. [WaPo]
  • National pride be damned - these 10 players are playing for more than just a love of country. [CBS Sports]
  • Fond memories of "TJ Sochi". [NoVa Caps]
  • Looking ahead to what the 2016-17 season might hold for Stanislav Galiev. [Peerless]
  • The idea of playing hockey without the benefit of sight may seem impossible, but the Washington Wheelers and USA Blind Hockey are making this vision a reality. [NoVa Caps]
  • Taking a look at the runners-up to the Caps' top 10 prospects. [RMNB]
  • Fill out your fantasy reserves with these deep sleepers, including Andre Burakovsky. []
  • Along with a slew of other NHL stars, Ovechkin is about to be immortalized as a Funko figurine. [NHL.comPuck Daddy]
  • Fuel up for the opening games of the World Cup by getting served some chicken by a handful of Caps and local media personalities. [CapsARLnow]