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Monday Caps Clips: Back on the Horse

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Sweden rebounds, Russia and USA look to do the same, judging bluelines and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • World Cup updates: 
    • Sweden managed to survive a last-second push by Team Russia - or more specifically, Alex Ovechkin - to take their opener 2-1. [WCHCSNMAAFP,
    • An overturned goal in the final seconds of regulation meant a controversial end to the game, but the Russians are putting it behind them. [WCHESPNCBS SportsSovsport (and again)]
    • The win was a nice bounceback victory for a Swedish team that had been embarrassed in their final exhibition game last week. [WCH]
    • Russia will get the chance to bounce back with a win of their own when they take on the upstart North American team tonight. [ESPN]
    • Is Russia's blueline their weak link? [THW]
    • After Team USA's uneven opening performance, some USA alums chimed in with some harsh words for the Americans - and they're taking it to heart. [WCHESPNCSNMA]
  • Meanwhile down in Florida, the Caps' rookies fell to another team from the Sunshine State, this time falling to the Panthers' rookies. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Mannplayers), RMNBNoVa CapsPanthers]
  • An unsigned Dmitry Orlov might mean an opening on the Caps' blueline for someone like Madison Bowey. [WaPo]
  • Previewing the 2016-17 possibilities for Marcus Johansson. [Peerless]
  • Verizon's naming rights to the Caps' arena expires in 2018. Might one potential option for a new sponsor already be plastered all over the insides of the building? [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 55th birthday to Don Beaupre.