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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps snap a skid against the visiting Oilers, Reirden shakes up the lines... and make sure to vote!

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Is 13 games in too early to panic about some of the Caps’ issues? Data from previous seasons suggests yes. [Rink]
  • Taking a look at a busy, rivalry-filled week ahead. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win over the Oilers from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, FiCP, Edmonton Journal, and Copper & Blue.
  • Heading into his season debut, Travis Boyd had just one career NHL point; by the end of the first period, he had three. [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, which featured some new-look forward lines and the return of Travis Boyd. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, Boyd, Rinkside Update/Carlson), WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • With Boyd back, the Caps’ roster was one player too heavy - so it was back to Hershey for Nathan Walker. [NoVa Caps]
  • A healthy scratch to start the season, Madison Bowey has gradually worked his way into the lineup - and his performance is earning him the trust of his coaches. [Caps]
  • It’s crazy to think that it’s been eight years since Braden Holtby’s event-filled debut, a relief effort against the Bruins. [NBCSW]
  • Stats aren’t the only things that make T.J. Oshie a valuable contributor to the Caps’ lineup. [NoVa Caps]
  • Prior to tomorrow night’s game, the Caps will have a special ceremony honoring Nicklas Backstrom for the awesome achievement of 600 career assists. [RMNB, FiCP, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
  • The Caps have had no trouble finding the back of the net so far this year - the other side of the ice, however, has been a different issue. [NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • Be sure to check out this two-part interview with former Cap Chris Felix (10/29 & 11/1) as he shares stories from his time in the NHL. [Snapshots in Hockey History]
  • And finally... decisions are made by those who show up. VOTE!!