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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps training camp continues as Russia falls to Canada and Sweden prepares to take on Europe in the World Cup semis.

Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Semifinals-Russia vs Canada Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Russia is finished in the World Cup tournament as they fell to Canada 5-3. [WCH2016, ESPN, TLN, Sportsnet]
  • Another elimination match, another sad-Alex-Ovechkin-shakes-hands-with-Sidney-Crosby picture. Sigh. [Puck Daddy, ESPN, WCH2016, CBC, TVA Sports,
  • At least Evgeny Kuznetsov has another goal and sweet celly. [RMNB, NVC]
  • Three keys for Sweden in their semifinal match todau against Team Europe: a strong start, a good power play, strong defense. And a great game from Nicklas Backstrom. [dn.se]
  • Closer to home, ‘twas Day Two of the Capitals’ training camp. [NVC]
  • Brett Connolly is looking to make a splash with his new team. [CSNMA, WaPo]
  • Lars Eller has been centering Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams. [WaPo]
  • Matt Niskanen and TJ Oshie have returned from Toronto and will report to camp today; John Carlson will report on Monday. None of them will play in Monday’s preseason game. [CSNMA]
  • Brooks Orpik, Brett Connolly, Jakub Vrana, Garrett Pilon and Jonas Siegenthaler were among nine players who failed their first skate conditioning test on Friday, but all passed when they re-took the test on Saturday. [RMNB]
  • Caps’ GM Brian MacLellan has a plan for his open roster spot - it’s being held for a prospect, most likely a forward. [CSNMA]
  • Lucas Johansen has some details about his 6,000 calories-per-day diet. It does NOT includes avocados because yuck, avocados. [CSNMA]
  • The Alzner family is #squadgoals. [CSNMA]
  • Finally, happy 39th birthday to Alexandre Volchkov.