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Friday Caps Clips: Smashed

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Another lead slips away, this time in regulation, Backstrom skates in his 900th and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, including a few words from Mr. 900 Games himself. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, Rinkside Update/Backstrom)]
  • Three-on-three overtime is still a work in progress for these new-look Caps. Next up: five-on-five regulation. [WaPo]
  • The Caps remain all in on the Nationals’ playoff run as their diamond-dwelling buddies head to the NLCS. [WaPo]
  • Some early rankings of power on the young season. [NHL, ESPN]
  • Are the Hurricanes now the Caps’ biggest rivals? (Short answer: no. Long answer: noooooooope.) [NBCSW]
  • Breaking down the NHL’s three tiers of hatred. [ESPN]
  • Happy 53rd birthday to Shawn Chambers, and happy 45th to Jason Arnott.
  • And finally... welcome to the championship club, Washington Mystics!!!