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Sunday Caps Clips: World’s First

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Team USA starts off with a thud, the rookies get their goals on, Ovi cellies 31 and more.

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - United States v Team Europe Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Team USA kicked off the World Cup of Hockey in the worst possible way with a 3-0 loss to Team Europe. [WCH2016 (and again), CSNMA, ESPN]
  • Oh hai there, Matt Niskanen.
  • TJ Oshie looks super cool juggling the puck, but, um, there’s more to the game, Osh... [RMNB]
  • ... and here’s a look back at his Sochi heroics and that time he got booed by Vladimir Putin. [RMNB]
  • Sweden @ Russia drops the puck at 3pm today:
  • “It will certainly be a bit petulant between [me and Alex Ovechkin; we] both want to win. This particular day, we are not buddies,” says Nicklas Bäckström. [Aftonbladet]
  • Evgeni Malkin wished a Stanley Cup for Ovi on his birthday, and other notes from the Captain’s 31st. [RMNB]
  • The Caps kiddies had a fine game against the Bolts prospects to open their prospect tournament, but when all 13 goals were counted, the Lightning owned seven of them to the Caps’ six. [NoVa Caps, RMNB, Monumental video (Coach Mann, players), Bolts Media]
  • Zach Sanford had two goals... [WaPo]
  • ... and possibly a sweater on Opening Night. [NoVa Caps]
  • This goal by Travis Boyd tho:
  • The Caps players not in Toronto or Florida were in Arlington on Saturday, dishing out delicious peri-peri chicken for charity. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy birthday to Tom Chorske, who turns the big 5-0 today.