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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Oilers come to town, the team makes some personnel changes, Hershey Fights Cancer and more.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Say, that power play goal from Evgeny Kuznetsov was something else. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s visit from 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.
  • Nathan Walker was placed on waivers, as it appears that Travis Boyd is ready to return from his Hershey conditioning assignment... [WaPo, NBCSW,
  • ... and Aaron Ness has been reassigned to Hershey as Brooks Orpik is on the mend. [NoVa Caps]
  • Brett Connolly is off to a hot start with a new coach and new confidence. [WaPo]
  • Two other players taking advantage of new opportunity - Madison Bowey and Dmitrij Jaskin. [NBCSW]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsStars:
  • Statpack. [RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • All these turnovers. [NBCSW]
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has reportedly recommended to the NHLPA that they begin preparing their positions for the new CBA negotiations. You’ll need to read the article for discussion of timing and options. [Pro Hockey Rumors]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Sergei Berezin and happy 55th to Brian Curran.
  • One more - Hershey had a lovely ceremony to kick off their Hockey Fights Cancer observance: