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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The road trip gets underway in Vancouver, Beagle gets his ring, a couple of Caps are off to hot starts and more,

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Stud.
  • And that’s just a ho-hum four-point night for Alex Ovechkin. [NBC Sports]
  • A look at what lies ahead this week for the Caps. [Rink]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Ovechkin, Rinkside Update/Backstrom), Caps]
  • The team made sure to give Jay Beagle a special moment as the former Cap received his Stanley Cup ring yesterday. [Caps video, WaPo, NBCSW]
  • New League restrictions on goalie padding has goaltenders feeling black and blue. [WaPo]
  • If there’s such a thing as a Cup hangover, Brett Connolly isn’t feeling the effects, as he’s off to the best start of his career. [The Province]
  • Taking a look at some other players around the League are off to hot starts so far this season. [PHT]
  • Talking prospects as building blocks, including one of the Caps’ prized future goalies. [ESPN]
  • As has been the case for the better part of the last decade plus, the Caps once again boast a lethal power play. [Caps]
  • Just what does a backup goalie do during a game? [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down the three-way competition for the two spots up for grabs in the Caps’ bottom six. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to Hershey goalie Vitek Vanecek, who was named the AHL player of the week. [The AHL, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • And congrats to Caps’ owner Ted Leonsis on being named CEO of the Year by the Washington Business Journal. [NHL]
  • Nathan Walker’s emergence in North American pro hockey has paid positive dividends in his homeland of Australia. [Caps Outsider]
  • The legalization of marijuana in Canada has jumpstarted a discussion of traditional painkillers vs. cannabis in the NHL, and Brooks Orpik is among those keeping an open mind (and investing wisely). [WaPo]
  • 2018 draftee Kody Clark has inked a three-year entry-level contract with the squad. [Caps]