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Thursday Caps Clips: Comeback Kids

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps strike quickly to down the Leafs, the DC sports family stays strong and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Talking Nats and Caps, goalies, the Caps’ start and more in the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW, Sun, Star, RMNB, NoVa Caps, and Pension Plan Puppets.
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Ovechkin, Rinkside Update/Hagelin), Skate Shavings]
  • Now a seasoned veteran and newly crowned assistant captain, John Carlson has taken on more leadership responsibility for the Caps. [Caps]
  • DC Family, Part I: The Nats-Caps bromances and some parallels between 2018 and this fall. [NBCSW]
  • DC Family, Part II: The Caps honored the Mystics’ championship run before the game last night, with Elena Delle Donne dropping the ceremonial puck. [Caps video, Caps Outsider, Bullets Forever]
  • Prior to her puck drop (and despite some nerves over name pronunciation), Elena got to read off the evening’s starting lineup:
  • GOALIE CONTROVERSY!1!!I!@#! Or not. [WaPo, NBCSW, StarsandSticks]
  • More on the goalie kerfuffle, Stephenson vs. Dowd and other topics in the latest mailbag. [NBCSW]
  • Controversy or no, Braden Holtby is off to a slow start - is this just more of the same or an outlier? [NoVa Caps]
  • Breaking down the Caps’ break downs that led to a 4-0 hole in Monday’s loss to the Avs. [NoVa Caps]