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Sunday Caps Clips: Philly Fiasco

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Niskanen to LTIR, Bowey to the NHL and the #Caps to the woodshed in an 8-2 rout in Philly.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s lopsided loss from us, Vogs, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (gamer, podcast), AP, Peerless, RMNB, NoVa Caps (gamer, stats), and from the home side, BSH, Flyerdelphia, and Sons of Penn.
  • Prior to the game, we learned that Matt Niskanen had been placed on long-term injured reserve with a hand/wrist injury that he sustained in New Jersey, and that Madison Bowey would be making his NHL debut... [WaPo, NBCSW, PHT, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • ... Bowey had his “I’m in the National Hockey League!” pre-game presser... [RMNB]
  • ... and then had his “Welcome to the National Hockey League!” moment courtesy Jakub Voracek. [NBCSW, RMNB, NHL.com]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsDevils:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Andre Burakovsky was pretty excited about his walk on the fight side of hockey. [RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin is continuing his monster goal-scoring start... [PHT, NoVa Caps, SI]
  • ... and he’s doing it with the help of his new centerman, Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has made Caps history. [RMNB, Sporting News]
  • Finally, the Hershey Bears lost their home opener 5-2 against the Belleville Senators. [Chocolate Hockey, NoVa Caps]