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Friday Caps Clips: Wild Night

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A high-octane rematch against the Pens ends with an OT loss, Wilson plans his appeal and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s crazy overtime loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room), NHL (and again), WaPo, NBCSW, AP, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, Tribune-Review (and again), Post-Gazette, and Pensburgh.
  • Is Caps-Penguins the best rivalry in the NHL today? [NBCSW]
  • Ahead of Wednesday night’s emotional banner ceremony, owner Ted Leonsis chatted about the long journey to the Cup and more. [WaPo]
  • An in-depth profile of Devante Smith-Pelly, local hero and role model who is focused on helping to change the sport he loves. [ESPN]
  • After being smacked down with a 20-game suspension, Tom Wilson and the NHLPA will appeal to get his sentence reduced. [NHL, WaPo, The Score, NoVa Caps]
  • His team is certainly on his side in this one, as well, with many teammates expressing anger at the length of the sentence. [NBCSW]
  • They’re not the only ones who think the penalty was a bit too harsh. [Caps Outsider]
  • Appeal or not, Wilson needs to get his act together and change his game before it ends his - or someone else’s - career. [Vice]
  • Talking a potential repeat, key players, and bold predictions for the Caps this season. [ESPN]
  • Recent waiver wire pick-up Dmitrij Jaskin could bring some defensive stability to the Caps’ bottom six. [RMNB]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday’s blowout banner-raising win over the Bruins, including a closer look at some record-breaking numbers [Rink, WaPo].
  • That ceremony was pretty darn special. [FiCP]
  • Relive the perfect hockey day in DC. [Caps video]
  • El. Oh. El. [NBCS-Boston]
  • Don’t let Marchand - or the Bruins’ media - fool you. His “reason” for fighting Lars Eller was really freaking dumb. [WashTimes]
  • The opening night viewing party wasn’t without its glitches, but a good time was had by all. [FiCP]
  • Find out the behind-the-scenes story of the beautiful new banner now hanging in the Cap One rafters - right down to the lucky charm sewn into it. [WaPo]
  • It Evgeny Kuznetsov continues to be as good as we think he is, they may need another banner next fall. [WashTimes]
  • Should the Caps manage to replicate this summer’s success, they’ll be forever linked with the Pens - and maybe not in the way you think. [NBCSW]