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Monday Caps Clips: Back in Action

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The first preseason match ends in a shootout loss, Ovi makes football slightly cooler, and more.

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A prospect-laden squad took to TD Garden ice for the first preseason match of 2018, falling to the “Bruins” via shootout 2-1. [Vogs, Caps video (Connolly, Copley), NBCSW, NoVa Caps (and again), Boston Herald, MassLive, NBCSB, SCoC]
  • Prospect Brian Pinho got his first taste of NHL action in his hometown yesterday, and is looking to make his mark with the organization. [WickedLocal]
  • Recapping Day 3 of training camp. [NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • Recent visa issues taken care of, free-agent signing Sergei Shumakov made his training camp debut out at MedStar yesterday. [RMNB]
  • As the reigning champs, the Caps know they have a Cup-sized target on their back. [WashTimes]
  • They also know that if they want the ol’ back-to-back, they need to come out of the gate swinging. [WaPo]
  • Looking ahead at what this season could hold for defenseman Madison Bowey. [Peerless]
  • Literally the only good thing about any yesterday’s football game was the presence of Alex Ovechkin. [Caps OT, NHL, NBCSW, WashTimes, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Getting a Stanley Cup tattoo on your ass to celebrate a Caps’ championship? Good. Getting to show said tattoo to the Caps captain? Priceless. [NBCSW]