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Saturday Caps Clips: Bounceback Czech

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Carlson stays hot in the Caps’ win over the Rangers, Kempny returns, the Nats have a night out and more.

NHL: OCT 18 Rangers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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  • Wednesday night it was Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics; last night, the NL champion Nationals were in the house. First Adam Eaton read the lineup...
  • ...then Max Scherzer dropped a change-up for the ceremonial faceoff... [NHL, PHT]
  • ...but the night’s festivities weren’t complete until the dulcet tones of “Baby Shark” filled the arena.
  • The Black Girl Hockey Club held its first meetup of the season at last night’s game, which included a ride on the ice resurfacer for one of its youngest members. [NHL]
  • News from gameday skate including the good - Kempny’s return! - and the bad - Panik to the LTIR. [Caps video (Reirden, Kempny, Rinkside Update/Oshie), WaPo, WashTimes, PHT]
  • A victim of the team’s cap constraints, Travis Boyd was sent down to Hershey earlier this season - and he’s been making the most of his time with the Bears. [NBCSW]
  • Now Boyd is back with the team, as is Martin Fehervary - the duo were recalled ahead of the team’s Western Conference swing with Panik on the shelf. [NoVa Caps]
  • Meanwhile Ilya Samsonov has made the most of his time with the Caps, getting off to a red hot start in net. [StarsandSticks]