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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Carolina pays a visit, Burakovsky finds success, Beagle is banging and more.

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s clash with the ‘Canes from Vogs (plus game notes),, AP and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Canes Country.
  • The Week That Was, Volume 15... [Peerless, RMNB, AAtJ]
  • ... and for the week ahead, the team has three Eastern opponents (two in the division) and looks to have a strong showing heading into the All-Star break. [Stars and Sticks]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday’s at-long-last win over Dallas:
  • Andre Burakovsky is finding målsuccé and confidence by scoring the game’s first goal in each of the past four games. [WaPo,]
  • All Beagle, all the time. [WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • Let’s appreciate Philipp Grubauer’s big night just a bit more. [NoVa Caps, theScore]
  • Admittedly, Dallas’ season hasn’t been going at all well for them, but the Caps left them battered and broken. [Defending Big D, RMNB, CSNMA]
  • The NHL is celebrating its first century with a look back at some of the game’s outstanding goalie masks. Mike Palmateer and Olie Kolzig get some love. []
  • Hockey Day Minnesota got a bit more star-spangled with the addition of Caps-style unis on the Mahtomedi (high school) Zephyrs. Totally dig the socks. [Grand Forks Herald]
  • Happy 56th birthday to Timo Blomqvist and happy 38th to Scott Hannan.
  • Finally, we need to talk about this: