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Tuesday Caps Clips: Russian On

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Russia squeaks out a win over the kids, Travis Boyd makes a name for himself and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Team Russia almost let one slip away but held on to beat the upstart North American team by a score of 4-3. [WCHNoVa Caps]
  • One of those four goals was a beauty of a coast-to-coast play by the Caps' own Evgeny Kuznetsov, who followed it up with a beauty of a celebration:

    @kuzy092 goes end to end for Team Russia. #WCH2016 #CapsWCH

    A video posted by Washington Capitals (@capitals) on

  • The official tournament is only a few days old, but the early reviews of the World Cup have been very good. []
  • A sixth-round pick in 2011, Travis Boyd is getting his name out there and may be set to make his NHL debut sooner rather than later. [WaPo]
  • If Dmitry Orlov is not signed by the end of training camp, what is Plan B? [NoVa Caps]
  • Private coaches like former Caps' bench boss Adam Oates have gained visibility in recent years - but not everyone's happy about it. [NYT]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays will celebrate their 25th anniversary this season and have a new logo to commemorate the occasion. [Caps Outsider]
  • Pictures and more from the Caps' recent take over of Nando's PERi-PERi. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Bill Riley.