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Monday Caps Clips: ‘Canes @ Caps Preseason Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Sweden is done in the World Cup as the Caps prepare to take on Carolina in their first preseason game.

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  • ... but questions remain about Sweden’s approach to this tournament. [Sportsnet], Puck Daddy]
  • Say, we know that Sidney Crosby is good. That doesn’t have to mean that Alex Ovechkin is bad. [PHT]
  • Both of the Caps’ goaltenders are still contending for a title, but neither of them has had a minute of game time yet. [WaPo]
  • Closer to home, training camp continues with the team preparing for its first preseason tilt tonight:
  • Rosters! If you’re looking to see the Caps’ veterans, tonight is not your night. But if you want to see Lars Eller in action, it’s your lucky day. [RMNB]
  • Game notes. [Caps Today]
  • Day Three in review. [NoVa Caps, RMNB (pictures)]
  • TJ Oshie and Matt Niskanen returned from their World Cup experience in “game shape” and in excellent spirits. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • Nate Schmidt left practice with a minor lower body injury and will be evaluated again today. He was not scheduled to play in tonight’s game. [CSNMA]
  • Now that Jason Chimera has moved on to the Islanders, Andre Burakovsky intends to reclaim his spot on PP2. The “net-presence” spot, that is. [WaPo]
  • Crystal ballin’ 2016-17 for Justin Williams. [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Batya.