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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps arrive at the Bell Center down a couple of warriors, Lars Eller returns to a familiar barn, Ovechkin sizes up a potential record and more.

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Your savo(u)ry breakfast links:

  • The Week That Was, Volume 13... [Peerless, RMNB, AAtJ]
  • ... and the going gets harder this coming week. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Previews of a visit to La belle province from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, Peerless and NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • TJ Oshie’s apparent upper body injury kept him out of practice and looks to be keeping him out of tonight’s game, so it is likely that Liam O’Brien gets a sweater. His career year in Hershey is being rewarded. [WaPo]
  • Unfortunately, it seems that Oshie is not the only Capital in the infirmary. Tom Wilson also missed practice yesterday with lower body injury after blocking an Erik Karlsson shot on Saturday and is listed as day-to-day... [NoVa Caps, CSNMA, WaPo]
  • ... so welcome back Paul Carey, recalled from Hershey on Sunday afternoon. [CSNMA, WaPo]
  • “For me, I wouldn’t say it was an issue in any way,” he said. “It’s not something that bothered me. But sometimes it’s nice to be without it, for sure. Everything is not as black and white as it’s made out to be in this city, I think. I’d say it’s a little more chill where I am now.” Then Lars Eller flashed a big smile. [Montreal Gazette, Journal de Montreal]
  • Historical Backstrom. [CSNMA]
  • Li’l Burra got the message, sitting in the press box. He’s now focused and producing on the ice. [NoVa Caps]
  • What’s up with Hershey? They’ve been losing in overtime rather a lot lately. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Bruce Boudreau.
  • One more - Carey Price keeps a wary eye as Alex Ovechkin meets the Montreal media to discuss his quest to match or surpass Maurice Richard’s record at Centre Bell, Backstrom’s 500th, and his amour for playing in the Queen City. [TVA Sport]