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Saturday Caps Clips: Blues Snooze; Capitals vs Hurricanes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Centennial Fan Arena was fun; the actual game sure wasn’t.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps’ early-season schedule will present some challenges. They’ll have to work hard to not find themselves in a mid-November standings points hole. [Cheerless]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s shutout loss from Vogs,, CSNMA and NoVa Caps.
  • The lone bright spot? Tyler Graovac.
  • St. Louis took advantage of a green blueline. [CSNMA]
  • Statpack. [NoVa Caps]
  • Previews of tonight’s tilt with the Canes from, well, nobody.
  • The Centennial Fan Arena featured a whole lot of Alex Ovechkin, as he was officially presented with his “100 Greatest Players” portrait that the NHL will enshrine at the Hall of Fame.
  • Oh, and he made a “surprise” appearance when he dropped in on the American Special Hockey Association’s streetball tourney. [ (plus pics), CSNMA]
  • Yeah, last year’s playoff exit still eats away at our souls. Shut up, other Pierre. [The Athletic]
  • Hershey kicks off its 80th anniversary season when training camp opens on Monday, September 25 at the Giant Center. [Bears]
  • Finally, happy 66th birthday to Milan Novy, and happy 29th birthday to Zach Hamill.
  • One more: Congrats to former Cap Brian Bellows, whose son Kieffer is a world junior champion and now, a real-deal professional hockey player.