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Thursday Caps Clips: Answering the Bell Center

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A better effort and fewer penalties plus goals from Kuzy Vrana and DSP made for a nice preseason win.

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • ... no pressure man, no pressure. [CSNMA]
  • Hey, and Madison Bowey looked pretty good too. [FiCP]
  • Don’t sleep on Devante Smith-Pelly, who is “finally healthy” and also had the GWG last night. [WaPo]
  • Brett Connolly is looking to make a big leap up the ranks. [WaPo]
  • Crystal ballin’ Matt Niskanen ’s 2017-18. [Peerless]
  • Jay Beagle is totes cool with the new faceoff rules. Or slightly less than cool with their implementation. [CSNMA]
  • If you are looking for a Caps player to have a big breakout year, Andre Burakovsky would prob’ly be a good choice. [THN]
  • Alex Ovechkin‘s six-year deal with Bauer is expiring, so if you see him sporting CCM gear, no need to panic. He’s apparently doing a bit of a test drive. [CSNMA, RMNB]
  • Oh, and Ovi is still Numero Uno for Left Wings at fantasy draft time. Regardless of whose gear he’s wearing. [Sporting News]
  • Must still be preseason - we’re ranking the new Adidas unis across the Lig. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • Finally, happy 48th birthday to Curtis Leschyshyn.