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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Oilers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare for a date with Connor McDavid and the Oilers, talking special teams (good, bad, and ugly) and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s visit to Edmonton from Vogs, Peerless, and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Copper and Blue for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Oilers are ready to face a Caps team very much not dealing with a Cup hangover (sort of). [Edmonton Journal]
  • Sure, the Caps have the best power play in the League... but don’t sleep on what the Oilers have going on with the extra man. [Edmonton Sun (and again)]
  • Continuing their tour of former Caps players, the team will reunite with old pal Alex Chiasson - now of Edmonton fame - and give him his Cup ring. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Chatting with coach and Osh ahead of tonight’s game. [Caps video (Reirden, Oshie)]
  • Starting last season, the Caps took on a philosophy of better shots rather than more - and it was thanks to their new goalie coach. [NBCSW]
  • The penalty kill so far has been, well, mediocre at best. So how do they fix it? [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down the biggest surprise by team so far this season. [THN]
  • What should the Capitals do with Andre Burakovsky? [NHL]
  • The Caps departed Vancouver without succumbing to the “Roxy flu”, as the once-infamous hotspot appears to be falling out of favor with NHLers. [WaPo]
  • More on the Caps’ flannel-clad outing in Whistler earlier this week. [FTW, The Province, WashTimes]
  • Chatting with one of the keepers of the Cup. [RMNB]