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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Montreal, available roster spots abound, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s preseason tilt against the Habs from Vogs, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Here’s what the Habs’ side should look like tonight, including Jonathan Drouin’s Montreal debut. [EoTP, Hockey I/O]
  • Former Cap Karl Alzner, who likely won’t be in the lineup tonight, is missed by his old pals. [TVA]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s loss in Newark. [Dump ‘n Chase, WashTimes]
  • Nathan Walker is already making a case for a roster spot after a strong opening performance. [WaPo]
  • How might the numbers from the first preseason game impact the training camp battles? [NoVa Caps]
  • Updates from camp: the top two forward trios are getting a bit of a shake-up, including splitting up Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. [WaPo, CSNMA, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • The new-look lines put pressure on Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ovechkin to produce. [NoVa Caps]
  • Pics and video from yesterday out at Kettler. [FiCP]
  • Chatting with Jay Beagle about the “new” faceoff penalties and more. [Rinkside Update]
  • Madison Bowey has his eye on one of the blueline spots - can he seize it? [CSNMA]
  • As many as six spots could be available on the opening-night roster. Let the battles commence! [WaPo]
  • Previewing the season ahead for potential Cap Christian Djoos... [Peerless]
  • ...and the Metropolitan Division. [Canes Country]
  • On handling expectations and a new goalie coach with Braden Holtby. [THW]
  • Focus on how cool it is that recent draftee Kristian Roykas Marthinsen got to skate with hero Alex Ovechkin this week... and not on how old that makes you feel. []
  • Just what is Barry Trotz looking for from opening-night hopefuls? [NoVa Caps]
  • Bobbleheads and gravy boats and strange skate-shaped scrapers, oh my! [Caps]
  • Some iconic jersey numbers now adorn the backs of the team’s prospects; will they someday outshine their predecessors? [Peerless]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Bill Riley.