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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blues Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes:

NHL: Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s preseason clash with the Blues from NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at St. Louis Game Time for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Kicking off our look at the Metropolitan’s best by position with the top ten netminders. [Rink]
  • Updates from the rink after another day of camp. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Hobbs)]
  • Ranking all 31 teams by their forwards. [ESPN]
  • Still missing in action: Devante Smith-Pelly. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Even at 33 years old, it’s not crazy to think that Alex Ovechkin could lead the League in goals yet again. [NBCSW]
  • New Cap Nic Dowd has his sights set on the team’s fourth-line center role. [Caps]
  • With all six regular blueliners returning for the Caps, Madison Bowey will once again have to fight his way into the lineup - and he’s motivated to do just that. [WaPo]
  • Looking ahead at what the 2018-19 season might hold for Brooks Orpik. [Peerless]
  • Winning a Cup in a diverse city like Washington can only help expand hockey’s minority reach. [Color of Hockey]
  • More on 2018 first-round pick Alexander Alexeyev’s new entry-level deal. [Caps, NHL, NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The retro reds are back! [Caps,, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Counting down the top 10 playoff moments for the Caps, with a return of the Cup Final to DC checking in at #7. [FiCP]
  • Chatting with Alex Ovechkin about the birth of his son and denting the Cup. [RMNB]
  • Relive Nicklas Backstrom’s day with the Stanley Cup in Sweden. [Caps video]
  • Add another Cup-themed corn maze to the growing list of local establishments paying homage to the Caps championship run. [WTOP, RMNB]
  • Finally, be sure to throw some cash towards a good cause - and get to see some of your fave local sports stars pose with cuddly animals - with this book benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance [WTOP]