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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Bruins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The preseason home-and-home shifts back to the new-look Capital One Arena, Ovi celebrates a birthday, and more.

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  • If you love hockey and love writing, you may be a good fit to join the Japers’ Rink crew! [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s preseason rematch against the Bruins from NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Training camp marches on. Catch up on all the news and notes from Day 4. [Caps video (Reirden, Carlson, Eller), NoVa Caps (with pics)]
  • After missing the first few days with lower-body injuries, both John Carlson and Lars Eller were back on the ice with the gang. [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • Officially 33 years young, Alex Ovechkin has accomplished an amazing amount over the course of his career, and his teammates are happy to gush about all of it. [Caps]
  • Take a deep dive into the season ahead with this all-encompassing preview of the 2018-19 Caps. [Athletic ($)]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov may get a new role this season: a spot on the team’s new-look penalty kill. [NBCSW]
  • But is that a role he should take on? [Puck Daddy]
  • The best moment of the 2018-19 regular season is, of course, an Alex Ovechkin moment. [FiCP]
  • Without the steady presence of Philipp Grubauer in the backup role, Braden Holtby is likely to get a heavier workload than he did last season. [NHL, WaPo]
  • In order to go back to back, the Caps will have to switch mentalities from underdog to leader of the pack. [NoVa Caps]
  • A ranking of first-line centers that will probably not be controversial ‘round these parts at all, nope. [THW]
  • Could Carlson be in the running for the Norris this season? [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down the only two position battles facing the Caps during training camp. [WashTimes]
  • After attending the groundbreaking last summer, Alex Ovechkin was on hand this weekend to drop the puck at the brand new St. James in Northern Virginia. [RMNB]