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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: They’re baaaack...

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  • So… let’s talk about that third defensive pair. [Rink, WaPo, NBCSWA,
  • Previews of tonight’s Metropolitan battle against the Pens from Vogs, Peerless, Tribune-Review, NoVa Caps (and again), and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • With the return of the Penguins to DC come bad memories of their last visit. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Monday’s overtime loss in Tampa. [Dump ‘n Chase, Rink Rank, NBCSWA, RMNB, FiCP]
  • Ever in the background, Nicklas Backstrom continues to very quietly assert himself as one of the greatest to ever wear a Capitals jersey. [NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin is back, baby! [TSN, Flohockey]
  • He’s back and he’s added NHLPA Player of the Week honors to his week of accolades. [NHLPA]
  • Ovechkin may be off to a hot start, but he can’t carry the team’s offense on his own; he’ll need some help from guys like Andre Burakovsky. [NoVa Caps]
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, now holds a 20% stake in Monumental Sports… so what does that mean? [WashTimes]
  • The Hershey Bears are off to a bit of a rough start in their 2017-18 campaign. [Caps Outsider]
  • Looking ahead to what October has in store for the Caps and the rest of the Metropolitan Division. [NBC Sports]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Jason Arnott, and happy 51st to Shawn Chambers.